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Psychology A level at Sutton Community Academy

Course description

Psychology is a popular subject which is attractive to students because it develops a range of valuable skills, including critical analysis, independent thinking and research. These skills are particularly relevant to young people and are transferable to further study and the workplace. Our qualification offers students an engaging and stimulating introduction to the study of psychology, combined with the academic integrity and skills that Higher Education and employers value.

Course content

Compulsory content:

  1. Social influence
  2. Memory
  3. Attachment
  4. Psychopathology
  5. Approaches in Psychology
  6. Biopsychology
  7. Research methods
  8. Issues and debates in psychology

Entry requirements

Students need to have achieved 5 GCSEs at grade C or better including Maths and English.

Future opportunities

The Psychology A Level will equip you with the skills and knowledge to decode human behaviour in everyday life. You can expect to develop an understanding of different areas of psychology such as cognition, child development, social psychology and individual differences. You will also learn how topical issues, such as eyewitness testimony, the media and stress, can be better understood and managed by looking at them from a psychological perspective. The Psychology A Level will open the door for further study at degree level, a range of vocational courses and employment in many different areas. The opportunities in the job market are varied and wide ranging. You could choose to specialise in educational psychology, forensic psychology, sports psychology or counselling. Further study can lead to work in teaching and the skills developed on the course can be transferred to gain employment in healthcare, law and the media.

Further information

The A Level in Psychology combines well with Biology, Media and Sociology.

Students will be taught with a variety of teaching and learning strategies from small group work/team work and presentations to whole class discussions. Psychology is applied to many aspects of life. Sports teams, the police, schools, businesses and the media, all utilise psychological theory to improve performance, solve crime and understand behaviour.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 28 October 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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