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Psychology A Level at Norton College

Course description

We study psychologists who explain our human behaviour from various different perspectives. To do this, we study and evaluate scientific evidence, as well as undertaking our own research and discussing the many debates about the causes of human behaviour. We study the scientific basis of behaviour by investigating how psychologists conduct research and we study in detail several core studies that are poignant in the history of psychology . We will also study clinical health psychology and disorders, as well as criminal psychology.

Course content

For most students psychology is a new and exciting subject, which focuses broadly on the scientific study of what makes us act the way we act. Many people are interested in, and excited by, what makes us who we are and how our brain works.

Entry requirements

GCSE or equivalent: 5 A*-C.
English and Maths - B or above.
Specific - B in subject area.

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The A-level psychology course is assessed by 3 written exams at the end of the course. While studying psychology you will use a variety of learning techniques —
working in groups and by yourself, you will conduct independent research, as well as classroom activities. Regular home learning will involve practising exam techniques, researching, creating information sheets and summaries, as well as reading around.

Future opportunities

Students can go on to use their psychology A-level as a base to go into law,
education, counselling professions, clinical psychology and forensic psychology. It is both a science and an art, appealing to all who want to understand what it is that makes us human. Psychology is a popular subject with university admissions tutors and employers because it develops a range of skills.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Norton College directly.

Last updated date: 25 August 2016
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