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GCSE Psychology at North Shropshire College - NSC

Course description

What does the subject include?

Psychology is the scientific study of the mind and human behaviour. During the course learners study how and why actions are carried out from a variety of psychological perspectives: is behaviour due to learned responses, biological make up, thought processes or a result of childhood trauma?  Key studies which have been hugely influential in the field of psychology are investigated.  How we, as psychologists, investigate behaviour is a key component of this course, these are known as research methods.

What is the structure of the course?

This is a one year course.

Is this course for me?

This course is for you if you have a strong desire to find out about the many possible influences on human behaviour from an academic perspective.  Psychology can offer you a window on the psyche.  As psychology is classed as a science it is important that you know that it involves some maths.

How can I prepare myself before the course begins?

Read anything to do with psychology!

Follow us on Twitter @WNSCPsychSoc.

The following website is useful and interesting:

http://www.virtualpsychology.co.uk/gcsehome.php


 

Course content

What does the subject include?

Psychology is the scientific study of the mind and human behaviour. During the course learners study how and why actions are carried out from a variety of psychological perspectives: is behaviour due to learned responses, biological make up, thought processes or a result of childhood trauma? Key studies which have been hugely influential in the field of psychology are investigated. How we, as psychologists, investigate behaviour is a key component of this course, these are known as research methods.

What is the structure of the course?

This is a one year course.

Is this course for me?

This course is for you if you have a strong desire to find out about the many possible influences on human behaviour from an academic perspective. Psychology can offer you a window on the psyche. As psychology is classed as a science it is important that you know that it involves some maths.

How can I prepare myself before the course begins?

Read anything to do with psychology!

Follow us on Twitter @WNSCPsychSoc.

The following website is useful and interesting:

http://www.virtualpsychology.co.uk/gcsehome.php

Entry requirements

An enquiring mind is essential! Ideally you should have a D or above in GCSE English.

 

 

Financial information

Please contact our Student Finance Officer - Emma Lloyd 0 01691 688029.

Future opportunities

If you had 5 or more GCSE’s at C or above including English and Maths you may want to consider studying A ‘levels.  Alternatively we have a variety of stimulating BTEC courses from Sport and Exercise to Interactive Media.

If you have less than GCSE’s at C or above we have a range of Level 2 programmes you could join ranging from Public Services to Child Care.

 

Further information

Please contact our Oswestry Campus - 01691 688000.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact North Shropshire College - NSC directly.

Last updated date: 27 October 2014
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