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Psychology at Poole Grammar School

Course description

There are two units covering the following topics:

  • Memory - How memory works i.e. why we remember and why we forget
  • Attachment - How we form attachments to our primary carers and the implications of a lack of attachment for adulthood.
  • Abnormality - Examines the causes of abnormal behaviour - for example, schizophrenia, depression and anxiety and how psychologists treat these disorders.
  • Stress - Sources of stress, its physical symptoms and stress management techniques are examined.
  • Social - Looks at why people obey/conform to others and the Ethical implications of psychological research.
  • Research Methods - How psychological investigations are undertaken and ways they could be improved.

Entry requirements

Places on AS Level courses can, subject to available places, normally be offered to applicants who meet the minimum course requirements. These are usually based on the applicant’s best 8 GCSE results, including English and Mathematics, with a minimum of 344 points, with an A* A or B grade in the subjects chosen - or a related discipline, namely B in Biology/BB in Science

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Poole Grammar School directly.

Last updated date: 02 October 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years