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Psychology A Level (Edexcel) at The High School for Girls

Course description

Psychology is the study of human behaviour: how we think and act, what influences our actions, child development, emotions, mental illness, personality, why people commit crime and how we can prevent crime, and many other fascinating aspects of human experience. Psychology involves the scientific study of the influences on human behaviour, for example, obedience and prejudice, phobias, memory and gender development. Students will study psychological research in five key areas at AS Level: the social, cognitive, psychodynamic, learning and biological approaches. At A2 Level, students will apply psychological theories to criminal, clinical and health psychology; students will also gain knowledge of a wide range of issues, perspectives and debates in Psychology.

Course content

Modules include: social and cognitive psychology; biological psychology learning theories; foundations in psychology; clinical psychology; issues in psychology; psychological skills.

Entry requirements

Students should have achieved Grade B in English, and Grade B Mathematics or a Science subject.

Future opportunities

Psychology offers a broad range of career opportunities and is regarded by many employers as a very good bridge between humanities and science-based subjects. A degree in Psychology will be useful for any job that requires working with others, such as medicine and the caring professions, the legal profession, business and marketing. Specific careers include psychologist, such as clinical, forensic and educational psychologist, law, social work, health professions, teaching, human resource management, the police, journalism, the prison and probation service.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 12 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years