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Psychology - A Level at Backwell School

Course description

Psychology is the study of the mind and behaviour. It asks why people feel, think and act the way they do. Studying Psychology will help you develop a number of skills, including how to:

· view the world from different perspectives

· develop critical reasoning skills

· put across your point of view fluently

· plan and conduct scientific investigations

· analyse and interpret data

This means that Psychology students are not just knowledgeable of psychological subject matter, but are well equipped for all sorts of study or employment opportunities. A level Psychology involves essay writing, class discussion, reading and research.

Entry requirements

Minimum GCSE grade requirements are grade 5 in Mathematics and at least one grade 6/B (where applicable) in an essay-based subject (English Language, English Literature, History, Religious Studies or Sociology).

Future opportunities

Psychology can help your career directly, such as becoming a Psychologist (of which there are many different types), therapist or mental health worker. Psychology can also have indirect links to other careers, such as Law, HR, Advertising, Marketing, PR, Teaching and so on.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 05 October 2017

Key information

  • Start date: Next September