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Psychology AS & A level at Stowupland High School

Course description

Explanations for human behaviour in 2 Units.

AS level

How psychologists undertake their research and the issues/problems that arise; 10 key Psychology studies.

A2 level

How psychologist undertake their research and the issues/problems that arise; 20 key Psychology studies; Unit on Mental Health; Unit on Child Psychology and Criminal Psychology.

Entry requirements

Minimum grade C preferably grade B in Maths, English and Science. You need to be interested in people and willing to participate, to share your ideas and interpretations and to listen to others.  Since Psychology involves writing essays, research reports and making notes (both from lessons and from various resources) the ability to write coherently and accurately is a vital skill to develop, You will need to show effort and initiative - Psychology is a challenging subject. One of the other qualities that will certainly help you is that of personal organisation. 

Assessment

AS - 2 x 1.5 hour exams

A2 - 3 x 2 hour exams

Future opportunities

An A level in Psychology may be the first step in a career in Psychology such as clinical, educational, occupational, counselling, prison, forensic, health, sports or environmental psychology as well as teaching or research. In the last three years a number of students have gone on to successfully study Psychology at University. A level Psychology is also well regarded by most employers, especially in areas that are ‘people orientated’ (eg advertising and marketing, personnel and management, public relations, physiotherapy and nursing, care-work, careers guidance, broadcasting, teaching, the police etc).

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 07 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September

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