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Psychology A level at The Becket School

Course description

Psychology is the scientific study of human behaviour and is therefore directly relevant to your life. It is a fascinating subject as it seeks to understand why people behave as they do, and the complex workings of the human mind. For example: Why do people forget? Why do some people suffer from mental disorders such as depression or schizophrenia? Different methods of studying the brain. As part of the course students design their own psychological research and develop skills to evaluate different perspectives.

As psychologists we appreciate that people learn in different ways. Therefore a wide variety of teaching methods are used. External speakers such as the Police and Clinical Psychologists may contribute on occasion to emphasise real life applications in psychology.

Entry requirements

Students will not be expected to have studied Psychology at GCSE, but must satisfy the general entry requirements for A level.

Future opportunities

Psychology provides a useful foundation for any career dealing with people. However, it is also useful in preparation for studying courses in Social work, Teaching, Medicine and Law.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Becket School directly.

Last updated date: 10 October 2016

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