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IBCP Psychology at The Towers School and Sixth Form Centre

Course description

This course is the systematic study of behaviour and mental processes. It examines the interaction of biological, cognitive, and sociocultural influences on human behaviour. Students undertaking the course can expect to develop an understanding of how psychological knowledge is generated, developed, and applied. This will allow them to have a greater understanding of themselves and appreciate the diversity of human behaviour. The holistic approach reflected in the curriculum, sees biological, cognitive and sociocultural analysis being taught in an integrated way to ensure that students are able to develop an understanding of what all humans share, as well as the immense diversity of influences on human behaviour and mental processes. The ethical concerns raised by the methodology and application of psychological research are also key considerations of the IB psychology course.



Entry requirements

Grade 4 in GCSE Maths & English


Written examination: 75% Students will complete two 1 ½ hour exams comprising of short answer and essay questions.

Coursework: 25% Students will research conduct and analyse an investigation of their choice.

Future opportunities

Students who do well at the IBCP are well placed to move into the world of work, Higher or Further education. They will have the qualifications, skills and qualities that are valued by employers in all sectors.

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: 18 February 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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