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Psychology AS Level at Nelson Thomlinson School

Course description

Psychology is the scientific study of the mind and behaviour. It encompasses many different areas of study such as human development, social behaviour and cognitive processes.

Course content

Topics covered in the one-year AS-Level course include how Psychology developed as a science, social influence, memory, attachment, psychopathology (the study of abnormal behaviour) and research methods.

Entry requirements

An average of a GCSE Grade B:

• from the AQA examined modules Biology 2, Chemistry 2 and Physics 2

• or the equivalent examined modules from another exam board.

Student Attributes:

• Determined.

• Willing to learn large volumes of factual information.

• Have a desire to learn a fascinating and challenging subject.


Two written exams, each 1 hour 30 minutes

Future opportunities

Clinical Psychology is a growing area of the NHS (this requires a degree in Psychology followed by postgraduate training) but a background in Psychology can be beneficial to anybody interested in pursuing a career in Teaching, Business, Social Work, Policing or the Social Sciences. The broader study skills and research methods will also benefit anybody interested in studying sciences at university.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 23 September 2016
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