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Psychology at Meopham School

Course description

Psychology is the scientific study of the human mind and behaviour. It helps you to better understand yourself and others around you. AS/A2 Psychology provides students with a sound understanding of the various methods and approaches found in modern psychology. At each level, current approaches and understanding of psychology will be illustrated through the core perspectives of social, cognitive, developmental, biological, psychodynamic and humanistic psychology.

Course content

Psychology is the scientific study of the human mind and behaviour. It helps you to better understand yourself and others around you. AS/A2 Psychology provides students with a sound understanding of the various methods and approaches found in modern psychology. At each level, current approaches and understanding of psychology will be illustrated through the core perspectives of social, cognitive, developmental, biological, psychodynamic and humanistic psychology. The course offers a variety of topics similiar to those below:

AS Level

Introducing Psychology: Biological Psychology Gender Development Research Methods

Individual Differences, Social Psychology and Cognitive Psychology: Remembering and Forgetting Anxiety Disorders Social Influence

A2 Level

Child Development and Applied Options: Schizophrenia and Mood Disorders Forensic Psychology

Approaches, Debates and Methods in Psychology: Nature – Nurture Debate Psychology and Science

Entry requirements

Entry Requirements 5 A* – C at GCSE Level including English, Mathematics and Science.

We will consider if English, Mathematics or Science GCSe result is graded a high C or above.

Assessment

Assessment Method

These qualifications are assessed examinations, held in May/June for each unit.

Duration

AS Level: 1 year.

A2 Level: 1 year after successful completion of the AS level course.

 

Units

AS Level Modules

Unit 1: Introducing Psychology

Unit 2: Individual Differences, Social Psychology and Cognitive Psychology

A2 Level Modules

Unit 3: Child development and Applied Options

Unit 4: Approaches, Debates and Methods in Psychology

Future opportunities

The Future

The qualifications may be used to gain entry to Higher Education, further training or employment with training.

NB: Due to national government led educational changes, the structure of this course may change during this academic year.

Further information

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How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 22 November 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September

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