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Psychology at Island Innovation VI Form Campus

Course description

Psychologists observe and measure behaviour and their therapies are based on scientific study. Psychology has links with many disciplines including biological, computer and forensic science as well as humanities such as sociology, philosophy, anthropology and even literature. It involves study of theory, empirical evidence and practical applications. This mix of disciplines helps to make psychology such a fascinating subject.

Course content

AS units include: Research methods, cognitive psychology (memory), developmental psychology (attachment), biological psychology (stress), social psychology (social influence) and individual differences (abnormality).

A2 units include: Biological rhythms and sleep, relationships, aggression, psychopathology (depression), psychology in action (media psychology), and research methods.

Entry requirements

B grades in English, mathematics and science at GCSE.

Future opportunities

Psychology is a very popular subject at university level; however, it is an equally useful subject for studying other subjects at higher education, for example: law or nursing. Careers relating to Psychology include: police, nursing, teaching, counselling, human resources and personnel. University study in Psychology can lead to careers in areas of Applied Psychology, including: clinical, educational, sports, criminal, forensic, counselling, environmental and organisational psychology.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Island Innovation VI Form Campus directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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  • Start date: Next September