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Psychology at UTC Sheffield City Centre

Course description

Psychology is taught at UTC OLP however you can choose this subject to sit with Technical Specialisms across both UTC sites.

Why choose Psychology?

Psychology is the scientific study of behaviour and the mind. It offers a unique educational experience that develops a distinctive and broad set of skills. It’s located in scientific method and allows scope for extensive evaluation from a range of perspectives.

Students will have the opportunity to develop a wide-ranging set of key skills, including being able to communicate effectively using appropriate language, to interpret and critically assess scientific data, and to research and critically evaluate a range of sources.  The specifications also encourage the development of strong literacy and numeracy skills. The acquisition of such a diverse range of skills will be of great benefit in further education, in the workplace and society in general.

The study of psychology enables students to:

  • gain hands on experience of different research methodologies encouraging active learning
     
  • explore applications of psychology and gain an insight into how psychological theory can be applied to real world situations
     
  • appreciate how psychological knowledge and understanding develops over time
     
  • develop the ability to communicate effectively using appropriate language and becoming psychologically literate

 

Course content

Psychology is taught at UTC OLP however you can choose this subject to sit with Technical Specialisms across both UTC sites.

The Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Advanced GCE in Psychology is structured into nine topic areas. Topics 1–4 are compulsory and focus on the areas that have laid the foundations of modern psychological understanding. Topics 5–8 focus on how our understanding of psychology is applied today. Topic 5 is compulsory. One topic from 6, 7 or 8 must be studied. Finally, Topic 9 summarises the psychological skills and research methods covered in the qualification.

  • Topic 1: Social psychology
  • Topic 2: Cognitive psychology
  • Topic 3: Biological psychology
  • Topic 4: Learning theories
  • Topic 5: Clinical psychology

Optional topics (students must study one)

  • Topic 6: Criminological psychology
  • Topic 7: Child psychology
  • Topic 8: Health psychology
  • Topic 9: Psychological skills:
    • Methods
    • Synoptic review of studies
    • Issues and debates.

 

This qualification consists of three externally examined papers.


Students must complete all assessment in May/June in any single year.

 

Entry requirements

Psychology is taught at UTC OLP however you can choose this subject to sit with Technical Specialisms across both UTC sites.

Grade 5 in English Language, Maths and grade 4 or 5 in Science.

Students must select ONE Technical Specialism Subject from either UTC to site alongside this course.

 

 

Assessment

Psychology is taught at UTC OLP however you can choose this subject to sit with Technical Specialisms across both UTC sites.

The Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Advanced GCE in Psychology is structured into nine topic areas. Topics 1–4 are compulsory and focus on the areas that have laid the foundations of modern psychological understanding. Topics 5–8 focus on how our understanding of psychology is applied today. Topic 5 is compulsory. One topic from 6, 7 or 8 must be studied. Finally, Topic 9 summarises the psychological skills and research methods covered in the qualification.

  • Topic 1: Social psychology
  • Topic 2: Cognitive psychology
  • Topic 3: Biological psychology
  • Topic 4: Learning theories
  • Topic 5: Clinical psychology

Optional topics (students must study one)

  • Topic 6: Criminological psychology
  • Topic 7: Child psychology
  • Topic 8: Health psychology
  • Topic 9: Psychological skills:
    • Methods
    • Synoptic review of studies
    • Issues and debates.

 

This qualification consists of three externally examined papers.


Students must complete all assessment in May/June in any single year.

 

Financial information

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Further information

Psychology is taught at UTC OLP however you can choose this subject to sit with Technical Specialisms across both UTC sites.

You must choose only ONE Technical Specialism Subject via this system.

A level courses are listed on UCAS Progress, you must pick in order of preference the A levels you wish to study.

Please come along to our Post-16 options/information evening on Wednesday |
6 March 2019
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See website for further details

www.utcsheffield.org.uk

 

 

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 17 January 2019
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  • Start date: Next September

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    • UTC Sheffield is a state-of-the-art modern Technical College.  The building has been designed to inspire students and showcase their work. The venue provides an environment that is welcoming, spacious, exciting and adaptable to respond to the future needs of the College.  It offers not only high quality learning environments but also a rooftop, multi-use sports pitch and an all-day restaurant - all in the heart of Sheffield's Creative and Digital Industries quarter close to the main railway and bus stations.