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Psychology AS Level/A Level at Barr's Hill School and Community College

Course description

Psychology is the science of human behaviour and experience.  It includes the study of the mind and the physical brain, of how people think and reason, how we develop as conscious self-aware beings.  The first year of the course provides an introduction to the key psychological themes and explores; How does our memory work and what  can we do to improve our memory;  What is attachment and how do our childhood experiences impact us as adults; How does our body respond to stress and how can we manage stress in our lives; How do other people influence our behaviour and what makes 'good' people do 'bad' things.  The second year of the course allows  students to apply their psychological knowledge to a range of current topics and debates including: relationships, aggression, eating behaviour, mental illness and the media.  Students will also learn how to undertake psychological experiments, observations and use statistics.

Entry requirements

GCSE grade C in English, Science and Maths.

Future opportunities

Psychology teaches you to think analytically and encourages students to keep an open mind.  Psychology is centred on interpreting human behaviour and such a skill is invaluable in any career.  Past students have gone on to work or study in teaching, marketing, clinical psychology, criminology and counselling.

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How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Barr's Hill School and Community College directly.

Last updated date: 22 January 2015
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