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Psychology A level at Grace Academy

Course description

Psychology is the study of human behaviour and is one of the most interesting subjects to study at A-level. Psychology tries to explain why individuals behave as they do and takes a number of different approaches. Students will learn the basic assumptions of psychology such as behaviourism, cognitive and psychodynamic; applying these to explain human behaviour. For example is gender a result of chromosomes or due to the environment that we are raised in?

Course content

Psychology is a combination of theory, science and maths that tries to explain human behaviour. This subject helps to understand humans and why we behave as we do, which acts as a basis for many different career paths. Psychology also develops a range of essential skills that are transferable to many different subjects and will help students to express themselves and key arguments concisely and with clarity.

The main approaches – looking at how Biological, Cognitive, Psychodynamic, Humanistic, Behaviourist and Social Learning Theory explain behaviours.

Remembering and Forgetting

Social psychology – why do we conform, how obedient are we to authority.

Schizophrenia and Mood Disorders

Early social relationships and how attachment affects later life.

Forensic Psychology

Debates and research methods

Entry requirements

GCSE Grade B English (Literature is preferable), Science and C Maths

Assessment

100% exam

Future opportunities

Psychology is applicable in every aspect of life. It helps to understand why people behave as they do and why each person is different. Studying Psychology can lead to working with children, social worker, criminologist, human resources and is also useful for those studying law or working in the justice system. Any job that involves people will acknowledge that understanding psychology can help with that position.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 23 December 2016
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