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Psychology A Level at Consett Academy

Course description

Psychology at A Level is an interesting and stimulating course suitable for a diverse range of students.

It is appropriate for anyone who has an enquiring mind, enjoys analysing situations and thinking critically.

The course gives students the opportunity to develop their interest and enjoyment of psychology, develop skills of analysis, evaluation and presentation.

Psychology provides a firm foundation for skills needed in Higher Education.

It will offer opportunities for students to demonstrate the key skills of application of number, communication, working with others, and problem solving in particular.

Course content

Psychology is the scientific study of behaviour and experience.

The course includes studying the main approaches in psychology and famous psychological studies.

A key element of the course is studying the research methods used in psychological research.

Entry requirements

It is not necessary for students to have studied GCSE Psychology before starting this course.

It is necessary for students to have achieved at least Grade B in GCSE English and Mathematics and have a good working knowledge of biological aspects of Science.

Students need to be able to organise and present information arguments and ideas clearly and logical.

Future opportunities

The course will provide a firm foundation for any Higher Education course in Psychology but will also be useful for students intending to pursue careers in medical disciplines, business, social sciences, education, police, law, journalism and sports and leisure.

It is offered as a combined course with subjects like criminology and physical education.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Consett Academy directly.

Last updated date: 01 June 2016

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