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Psychology A-Level CRE at Invictus Sixth Form

Course description

Psychology is the scientific study of behaviour and the mind. Throughout Year 12, you will study a broad range of topics including, explaining why humans are inherently obedient, the limitations of human memory, the functions of the brain and the language of psychopaths. In Year 13, you will focus on specialised topics such as issues in mental health, criminal psychology and sport psychology. By studying Psychology, you will develop a distinctive and broad set of analytical skills, allowing scope for extensive evaluation from a range of perspectives. Furthermore, you will critically assess scientific data, conduct research, gather literature from a range of different sources and become experienced in writing scientific reports, such as the ones that you will study.


Course content

• Social Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Biological Psychology, Individual Differences

• The behaviourist and psychodynamic perspectives

• Debates in Psychology

• Research Methods

• Issues in Mental Health

• Criminal Psychology

• Sport Psychology

Entry requirements

Specific Entry Requirements for this course ( in addition to at least 5 Grade 5s inc. English and Maths):

English – 5

Maths – 5

Science - 5


•Research Methods exam – 30% of total A Level, 90 marks, 2 hour written paper.

• Psychological themes through core studies exam – 35% of total A Level, 105 marks, 2 hour written paper.

• Applied Psychology exam – 35% of total A Level, 2 hour written paper. p>

Future opportunities

From studying Psychology, opportunities include careers in the NHS, schools, police force, the criminal justice system, counselling, social services and marketing. A Psychology A Level will also equip you with invaluable analytical and essay writing skills, as well as the ability to evaluate ideas and think critically, which can be applied to further study of any subject.


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How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 19 October 2017
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