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Psychology A Level at Highlands School

Course description

You will learn about five major ways of understanding human behaviour. You will discover a key topic of research; learn about important studies related to that topic, and find out how research is conducted in that area. You will learn to use statistical tests to help interpret data. You will have an opportunity to study some uses of psychology in the real world.

Course content

2 units at AS Level:

  • Unit 1 Social and Cognitive Approaches
  • Unit 2 Psychodynamic, Biological and Learning Approaches

2 units at A2:

  • Unit 3 Criminological and Health Psychology
  • Unit 4 Clinical Psychology and Issues and Debates

Entry requirements

Grade B or better in a GCSE humanities subject or GCSE English


Written examinations including multiple choice, short answers questions and essays

Future opportunities

Occupations such as journalism, nursing and marketing Because it sits on the boundary between Arts and Science subjects, it combines elements of both. If you choose the Arts route, psychology shows a competence in scientific thinking and numeracy that will add breadth to your skills. Similarly, the Science route can often lack the opportunity to show your ability to construct a well argued essay, but psychology will show you can do this.

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How to apply

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

Last updated date: 22 July 2016
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