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Psychology AS Level at St Marys Catholic College

Course description

A level psychology is suitable for students who are interested in understanding the complexities of human behaviour. E.g. why do people have phobias? What causes OCD? Why do we obey orders? Why do we follow the crowd? What is schizophrenia? How does our memory work? What makes a person aggressive?

Psychology will offer you a unique academic experience. Psychology gives you an opportunity to learn, understand and evaluate issues happening around you in your everyday life which could then be applied to the wider world. It is not just a factual subject but enables reflection on one's own experience.

Lessons will offer different learning opportunities with teachers who are enthusiastic about the subject, with written work conducted alongside discussion, group work, paired work and psychology practicals. There is no coursework in Psychology, but we do a lot of exam practice to make sure that you are fully prepared for the exams.

In A/S and A level Psychology, qualifications are linear. Linear means that you will sit all the AS exams at the end of their AS course and all the A-level exams at the end of their A-level course.

Course content

Introductory Topics in Psychology
Psychology in Context

Assessment

2 hour Written Examinations

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Marys Catholic College directly.

Last updated date: 18 October 2017
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