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A Level Psychology at Stamford Endowed Schools

Course description

Psychology is the scientific study of mind, behaviour, and experience. It aims to offer academic explanations and insight into the behaviour and mental processes that are part of our everyday experiences. The course includes study of different psychological theories, research findings, case studies and the different methods used to collect data. It offers a balance of exciting theory and contemporary psychology in action. The first year of study explores areas of psychological literature within two units, studying topics such as: Memory, Attachments, Stress, Abnormality, Social Influence, and Research Methods. Each of these topics includes practical investigations, key research, and written and oral evaluation. The second year of the course explores two further units and includes topics such as: Eating behaviour, Bodily Rhythms, Sleep, Disorders of Sleep, Aggression, Pro- and Anti-social Behaviour, Psychopathology (the study of an anxiety disorder), Media Psychology, psychological research and scientific method.

Entry requirements

Sixth Form entrant (internal and external) to have achieved at least 5 subjects at GCSE grade B or better with a B in the subject you wish to study

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Stamford Endowed Schools directly.

Last updated date: 17 July 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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