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Psychology A Level at Thomas Mills High School

Course description

Psychology is the scientific study of human mind and behaviour. The course aims to develop an understanding of the key approaches in psychology, how psychology can be applied to different settings and mental illness, and a thorough understanding of why people behave differently in various situations. Students will study important ideas and theories and the evidence that supports them. They will carry out practical exercises to embed learning, as well as participating in current research.

Course content

Full A Level
-all of the AS Level, plus...

Issues and Debates in Psychology
Forensic Psychology
Approaches to Psychology, including
- Psychodynamic Approach
- Humanistic Approach

Entry requirements

There are no specific entry qualifications, beyond having achieved a general level of academic success at GCSE, including a grade 4 in English and Maths. It is assumed that very few students will have studied the subject before. It is important that students have an interest in people and an enjoyment of research, including practical research.

Future opportunities

Psychology is a popular option at A level and is classed as a scientific approach.
It is a very popular degree choice, whether taken at highly academic universities or at universities with a more vocational emphasis. It is a useful qualification for anyone
considering a career with people and has strong practical applications in many other
career areas. For example, advertising, law, media, medical, education, counselling, marketing, sport and politics.

Almost all universities offer degree courses in Psychology. Many offer joint courses, such as Psychology and Sociology. Some offer courses that lead directly to clinical practice, or are followed up by a Master’s degree or PhD in a specialist area.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 06 November 2017
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