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Psychology at Waverley School and Sixth form Centre - a Specialist Humanities College

Course description

This two year course provides students with an understanding of the devlopment and processes of human behaviour through mental cognition.

If you are fascinated by the idea of understanding the brain - if you want to grasp the complexities of human behaviour - A level Psychology is for you. In lessons, you may be exploring various areas to do with cognitive, behaviour, developmental and even biological psychology by focusing on issues such as memory, child and adult developmental stages, social behaviourism, abnormalities in behaviour, physiological responses and psychological research methods. As you progress you will learn more about critical issues related to the mind, behaviour and thinking style by exploring the physiological and psychological explanations on specific issues such as Biological rhythms, relationships, eating behaviour, psychological disorders and many more.

Psychology will offer you a unique academic experience. You will learn scientific information such as the aims, procedures and findings of studies but you will also need to be able to evaluate these theories critically and provide relevant evidence. Some answers require you to be concise but there are also longer essay based answers, thus again providing diverse experiences and useful transferable skills,which can be developed through studying fascinating topics on human development.

Entry requirements

5 GCSE Grades at A-C including English and Maths.  A Grade B in English and Maths at GCSE is essential.

Future opportunities

Psychology offers many career opportunities such as:

Psychologist, Law, Business and Commerce, Criminology.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 16 November 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: two years