Psychology - A Level at Hanley Castle High School
Psychology can be an interesting subject to study, and helps to develop the skills of critical thinking and scientific enquiry as well as a more general understanding of human motivation and behaviour, but it is a science and is not necessarily an “easy option”.
The most important requirements are interest and enthusiasm. A commitment to complete homework and background study (e.g. textbook, internet) on time; and a willingness to participate in classwork, discussion, lectures etc. to the full extent of one’s ability.
Mathematical expertise is not necessary; however, experience suggests that students who have less than a grade C in GCSE English, Maths and Science are likely to struggle with the content of this course.
Many students who study A Level Psychology go on to study it further at university, but the A level is a worthwhile qualification in its own right (e.g. for those considering a career in nursing, childcare, police/prison service, sports coaching, business management/sales, social work, or even teaching). Students may also do Psychology A level simply out of interest or other personal reasons. It is a subject that provides students with both numeracy and literacy skills and many other transferrable skills e.g. revision strategies.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hanley Castle High School directly.