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Psychology at Prospect School

Course description

Pschology is a fascinating subject. The word psychology is derived from two Greek words: psyche (mind or spirit) and logos (discourse or study) which, when put together, produce “study of the mind”. A level Psychology will give you the opportunity to develop critical skills such as analysis, interpretation and evaluation as you explore how psychology has contributed to an understanding of individual, society and different cultures. This is the knowledge one needs to acquire not just for ‘A’ level, but for the entire life.

Course content

During the course you will study the following units:

  • Social Influence
  • Memory
  • Attachment
  • Psychopathology
  • Biopsychology
  • Relationships
  • Schizophrenia
  • Forensic psychology
  • Approaches in psychology
  • Research methods

Entry requirements

  • GCSE English and Maths at grade 5 or
  • GCSE Science at grade BB or above
  • Two other GCSE's at grade C or above


100% Written Examination

Future opportunities

A qualification in psychology opens up opportunities in a diverse range of careers such as management, marketing, law and the media. It also offers the possibility of continued study in forensic or legal psychology counselling, industrial/occupational psychology, educational psychology and applied research.

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: 07 December 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years


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