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Psychology at University Academy Warrington

Course description

This course will give you a broad introduction to the scope and nature of psychology as a science, and you will develop the skills of analysis, evaluation and critical thinking.
At AS, you will study stress, memory, childhood attachments, conformity, obedience and abnormality. You will also learn about the research methods that psychologists use to gather information, and will get the opportunity to conduct and evaluation your own research.
AT A2, there is more flexibility, and your teacher will adapt the course to suit the needs and preferences of the class. It is likely that you will study topics such as human relationships, sleep, psychology in the media, psychopathology, aggression and intelligence.

Entry requirements

Psychology is a challenging and academic subject, and to ensure that you are adequately prepared for the demands of the course, we ask for B grades in English Language, Maths and Science GCSE.
You should be an organised and logical thinker, who enjoys applying their learning to a range of real-life scenarios. You should be hard-working, and not put off by the challenge of a course with 100% examination.
You should be able to confidently read and analyse data and have an evaluative, challenging approach to what you read. You should be excited by the prospect of completing your own wider reading and research, which you will utilise in your essays, presentations and discussions with the class.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact University Academy Warrington directly.

Last updated date: 23 May 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years