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Psychology AS/A at Ormskirk School

Course description

Psychology is the scientific study of human behaviour and experience. It is about individual people, what they do and how they interact. In the ‘AS’ and ‘A2’ level courses students gain a knowledge and understanding of some important ideas in psychology, have opportunities to develop particular skills of analysis, interpretation and evaluation, and learn how to apply a scientific approach to this area of study.The course explores how psychology has contributed to an understanding of individual, social and cultural diversity, and raises in students an awareness of the ethical responsibilities of psychological researchers. Students learn how to carry out simple psychological research of their own. Psychology fits happily with a wide range of A-Levels. It is well supported by Biology and has some common elements with English Language, Philosophy & Ethics, Mathematics and Physical Education but these are by no means the only combinations. The school follows the AQA ‘A’, ‘AS’ and ‘A2’ Level syllabuses. Examinations in ‘A’ Level Psychology generally call for structured answers, essay type answers and short answers for Research methods.

Future opportunities

You could take this course with other advanced level courses such as a science or one of the humanities to prepare for higher education in Psychology or more general higher education courses. With further training, you could go into a job related to Psychology and people such as a Counsellor, Nurse or Psychologist. You could also specialise in a particular area of Psychology such as education or mental health depending on the area that interests you.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ormskirk School directly.

Last updated date: 27 February 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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