Psychology at Dereham Sixth Form College
Psychology is the science of the mind. The human mind is the most complex machine on Earth. It is the source of all thought and behaviour. Psychologists study human behaviour as a clue to the workings of the mind. Everything we do, think, feel and say, Psychologists take as raw data for testing their theories about how the mind works.
Psychology can be an excellent subject to study alongside both science and humanities subjects. It develops skills such analysis, evaluation, numeracy and
literacy. This makes it an ideal subject when applying to university and people with an A level in Psychology have gone on to study degrees in Nursing, Teaching, Medicine, Social Work, Physiotherapy and Zoology, as well as
Psychology itself. It has been the most popular subject in the college for
the last three years. This is a reflection of the quality of teaching, support of students and the consistently excellent results our students achieve.
We follow the AQA A specification; a course that provides an excellent broad introduction to Psychology.
In the first year you will study some key areas of psychology to give you a firm grounding for further study.
- Cognitive Psychology: Memory
- Developmental Psychology: Attachment
- Social Psychology: Social Influence
- Biological Psychology: Stress
- Research Methods
- Psychopathology - Abnormality
In the second year you will examine a few chosen areas of Psychology in greater depth.
- Media Psychology
- Cognition and Development
- Research methods
A*-B in English Language and A*-C in Maths and Science GCSE.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Dereham Sixth Form College directly.