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Psychology A Level at Hessle High School and Sixth Form College

Course description

Psychology is the scientific study of behaviour and experience. Psychologists investigate both the behaviour and the mental process of the individual. The units studied are:

  • Research Methods - Planning, conducting, analysing and reporting psychological research across a range of experimental and non-experimental methodologies and techniques
  • Psychology Themes Through Core Studies - Introduces some of the central areas of investigation in psychology organised in key themes. Each key theme is represented by a classic and a contemporary core study.
  • Applied Psychology - Issues in mental health, criminal psychology and child psychology.

A crucial part of psychology is the need for active student participation. Psychology is an interactive, investigative subject which will require your contribution. There will be many opportunities for discussion during lessons. A wide variety of sources of information will be explored, including videos, newspaper and journal articles, and the Internet.

Entry requirements

A minimum of five GCSEs at a Pass Grade are required.
Some courses have specific subject grade requirements for entry. For more details, please contact staff at your place of study.


100% Exam.

Future opportunities

Careers in clinical, educational, environmental, forensic, occupational or sports psychology

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hessle High School and Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 25 September 2017

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