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Psychology A-Level at Rooks Heath High School

Course description

Psychology is the scientific study of mind and behaviour.

It is popular because it has links to many subjects, and of course relates to real life. Students study a variety of interesting topics and lessons are well-planned and varied. Results are consistently good – students who are willing to work hard do very well. It is the biggest single A level at Rooks Heath, with two AS groups and two A2 groups.

From a personal perspective students should find the fundamental questions of the psychologist interesting:

Why do I behave like this (even though I may not want to?) If you have ever tried to change the way you behave, you know it is not easy! What other factors affect our thoughts, feelings and behaviour?

Psychologists try to answer these questions by carrying out research. Psychology is the study of such research. Students also have the opportunity to carry out their own and practical work.

  1. Psychology is a fascinating subject, but it is by no means an easy option. While the subject matter is accessible – mainly people, a range of skills are required to understand, analyse and evaluate information.
  2. The goal of Psychology is to describe and understand behaviour. This understanding will allow us to predict, control or change the way people behave.

Entry requirements

6 or more GCSEs at grade C and above (including Maths and English Language)

Future opportunities

Psychology is a popular degree choice, as are other related areas such as criminology, sociology, media and anthropology. Psychology is considered a sound academic subject and is accepted as a science for many degree courses e.g. primary school teaching.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Rooks Heath High School directly.

Last updated date: 22 June 2015

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