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AS/A2: Psychology at Stephenson Studio School

Course description

PSYCHOLOGY What is Psychology? Psychology is the scientific study of people, the mind, and behaviour. It is both a thriving academic discipline and a vital professional practice. Psychologists and psychological research have a big impact on all aspects of public life, particularly in areas such as education, health, the economy, industry, and the criminal justice system. Advanced GCE psychology gives you an understanding of important aspects of human behaviour. The course covers a range of fascinating topics such as child development, stress, aggression, eating disorders, social relationships, media influences on behaviour, schizophrenia, ethics, and memory; and will give you a critical understanding of a range of theories such as psychoanalysis and behaviourism.

Entry requirements

5 A*-C GCSE's or equivalent and at least grade B at GCSE for this or a related subject

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Future opportunities

What opportunities could this subject lead to? Psychology goes well with any subject. It complements both science and arts subjects, particularly biology, chemistry, physics, geography, sociology, and economics. Possible careers include medicine, health psychology, psychiatry, forensic psychology, occupational therapy, nursing and midwifery, engineering, physiotherapy, design, human resource management, marketing, occupational psychology, banking, accountancy, management consultancy, law, teaching, social work, criminology, educational psychology, journalism, publishing and public relations. For more information, visit the British Psychological Society website at

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Stephenson Studio School directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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