Psychology A Level at Sussex Downs College
On this course you will develop an understanding of the scientific methods used by psychologists. You will be familiarised with 4 key techniques for collecting and analysing data: Self-Report, Experiment, Observation and Correlation. You will also be introduced to the 5 main approaches in Psychology. To do well in this subject you need to have good thinking and analytical skills and should enjoy reading, researching and problem solving. An interest in science is essential. Psychology is based on empirical evidence, therefore you will need to enjoy working with statistics and interpreting data.What will you study? Introductory topics in psychology* Social influence* Memory* Attachment* PsychopathologyPsychology in context* Approaches in psychology* Biopsychology* Research methods* Scientific processes* Data handling and analysis* Inferential testingIssues and options in psychology (One from each subsection) - Relationships/Gender/Cognition and development - Schizophrenia/Eating behaviour/Stress - Aggression/Forensic psychology/Addiction
You will need to meet our standard entry requirements.
You will need at least GCSE English Language grade C/5, Maths grade C/4 and Combined Science grade CC/5-5.
There are three exams all held at the end of year two. The exams are two hours long equalling six hours in total. Each exam is worth 33.3% of the A Level.
Many students go on to study further at university studying Psychology or a combined honours degree. This subject combines well with other university courses such as teaching, nursing, medicine, criminology.
This subject blends well with other humanities or social science subjects.
How to apply
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