Psychology A level **FEES PAYABLE** at Acorn Independent College
Anyone choosing Psychology because they think they’re in for an easy ride should quickly reconsider. This very demanding A Level shares its assessment objectives with the other science subjects and it is as academic and rigorous as them. Many students choose Psychology without truly understanding what the subject is and there are many misconceptions about it.
Psychology students can expect to learn scientific, biological, and sociological explanations for human behaviours. They can expect to study the work of psychologists and to have to learn and understand a great number of case studies.
Like all sciences, there is a mathematical element, and an understanding of statistics is helpful.
Although details of previous school reports and examination results may be considered, previous academic achievements are not our only criteria. At Acorn House, we value eagerness to learn and willingness to work hard. After discussing possible courses, an offer of a place is made if the student’s aims appear to be compatible with those of the College.
Psychology complements the other sciences well or can sit alongside humanities subjects and students considering careers in the medical sciences may find it useful.
The Two-year programme is designed for students who have completed their GCSE courses. Most students will study four AS subjects in their first year, and three of these subjects at A2 in the second year.
The One-Year Fast-Track A Level programme runs from September to June and offers an intensive approach to the student’s chosen subject. This one-year focused approach can be useful for those who have studied AS Levels or A Levels elsewhere but may not have achieved their desired grade and wish to retake their exams.
Our 18 Month A Level course option begins in January. It is particularly suited to students who are wishing to retake the full 2-year A Level course, but who were unable to begin in September, or who wish to move schools following a term in Lower Sixth elsewhere. The first year’s worth of modules for the A Level course will be condensed into the Spring and Summer terms in Lower Sixth, ending in June. Students will then be able to complete their final year of A Level study in the ordinary calendar structure, from September to June.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Acorn Independent College directly.