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A Level Psychology at Swakeleys School for Girls

Course description

Psychology is a fascinating and exciting subject which focuses on understanding and explaining human behaviour in a scientific way. As well as developing knowledge about the main areas of the subject, students of psychology will acquire valuable skills in critical thinking, analysis, evaluation and communication. Do I often wonder why people do the things they do? Am I interested in finding out about how people think and how our past can influence decisions we make now? If so, this course is for you.

Course content

Unit 1- Introductory Topics in Psychology: Social Influence, Memory, Attachment.

Unit 2 - Psychology in context: Psychopathology, Approaches with Biopsychology, Research Methods.

Unit 1- Introductory Topics in Psychology: Social Influence, Memory, Attachment & Psychopathology.

Unit 2- Psychology in context: Approaches, Biopsychology, Research Methods.

Unit 3 – Issues and Options in Psychology: Issues and Debates, Relationships, Schizophrenia, Eating Disorders, Forensic Psychology, Addiction.

Entry requirements

As well as an interest in the subject, it is essential to have an A* to B in Maths, English and Science as it requires an understanding of basic statistics, learning scientific terminology and research and the skills involved in evaluation, analysis and essay writing skills.

Future opportunities

Students taking Psychology at A level often go on to study the subject or a related subject at university. Knowledge of this field would be useful in careers such as social work, law, nursing, media, forensics, physiotherapy, etc. The subject can be combined equally well with science, humanities or arts subjects to provide a balanced A level profile.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Swakeleys School for Girls directly.

Last updated date: 04 June 2015

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