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Psychology at Heartlands Academy

Course description

Psychology is about understanding how and why people and animals behave and think the way they do. It is concerned with issues such as why people have gambling problems, how people can kill others during war, how to treat people with depression and schizophrenia and how to prevent criminals from re-offending. Topics covered on the OCR course are; forensic, clinical and health psychology, child development, language in animals and many more. Any career involving people relates to psychology so it will be useful for careers in forensic, teaching, childcare and counselling. The aims of these specifications are to encourage students to: * stimulate and develop their enjoyment of, and enthusiasm for, the subject; * develop and demonstrate skills, including practical and research skills; * develop essential knowledge and understanding of different areas of the subject and how they relate to each other; * appreciate how the subject develops and how its applications interact with changes in human attitudes, and with changes in society and technology; * recognise the value, use and misuse of the subject in society.

Entry requirements

A minimum of five A* - C grade GCSE's including English, Mathematics and Science.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Heartlands Academy directly.

Last updated date: 02 October 2014
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