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Psychology A level at Enfield County School

Course description

For those students with a genuine interest in studying the mind and behaviour and who enjoy exploring issues dealing with how, and why, people behave in certain ways.

The course exists as two separate qualifications.  The AS is one year in duration, the A level is two years in length.

Course content

AS level topics:  Topics include: Social Influence, Memory, Attachment, Approaches in Psychology, Psychopathology, Research Methods, Biopsychology.

Topics include: all of the AS above and one from each of the following option lists:

Options 1:  Issues and Debates Relationships Gender Cognition

Options 2: Schizophrenia Eating Behaviour Stress Aggression

Entry requirements

Students must have minimum Grade B in English Language or a Humanities and a B in Science or Mathematics. An ability to write in a clear, logical way is essential as well as a genuine commitment to the reading that is required and a lively interest in Psychology.

Successful completion of the AS course with a grade D or above.

Assessment

The AS qualification is assessed through two written papers – there is no project.

The A level qualification is assessed through three written papers and requires the first  two  AS papers to be taken with a third in the final summer of study

Future opportunities

Psychology has strong links with both science and the humanities and can be studied either on its own or in combination with another subject up to degree level e.g.   Psychology and Computer Science, Psychology and Art, Psychology and a language.  Psychology opens the way to a wide variety of careers

– marketing, counselling, management, social and community work, and scientific research to name but a few!

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 19 September 2016
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  • Start date: Next September

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