Psychology AS/A-Level at Plymstock School
There is no coursework. The course will involve applying the knowledge and understanding of psychology to different questions and then being able to thoroughly evaluate these explanations. Psychology is the science of the mind and psychologists use human behaviour as a clue to the workings of the mind. At AS there are two examinations. At A Level there are three examinations.
Psychology involves the analysis and exploration of human behaviour and examining the reasons behind why people behave in the way that they do. You will need to be good at analytical thinking and have a good grasp of statistical techniques. You should enjoy reading and writing essays, and will need to enjoy looking at theoretical explanations for behaviour. The course will involve looking at the theories that explain human behaviour.
- Social Influence
- Approaches in Psychology
- Research Methods
- Issues and Debates
A minimum of five A*-C GCSEs (should include English Language and Maths).
Psychology provides a useful foundation for any degree course, including medicine. This subject is also relevant for any job that requires interpersonal skills such as Teaching, Nursing, Health Care professions, Social Work, Educational Psychology and Law.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Plymstock School directly.