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Psychology A2 Level (AQA) at Hackney Community College

Course description

You will explore a wide array of topics including biological rhythms and sleep, relationships, aggression, eating behaviour gender, Intelligence and learning, cognition and development. You will have an appreciation of issues and debates relevant to each topic studied: for example, issues of bias, including gender and culture, the role of animals in research, ethical issues, the nature/ nurture debate, free will and determinism and reductionism.

Course content

You’ll learn through a variety of activities. Real life case studies will be used to explain theories. You are encouraged to discuss and share views in small groups. There are some practical elements to the course such as planning and carrying out presentations. You’ll learn through experiments, case studies, discussions, note taking, reading and individual research projects. Work will be text, number and graph based.

Entry requirements

Pass at AS Level.



Assessment is entirely by examination, which take place at the end of the year.

Financial information

·         16-18 year-olds do not have to pay tuition fees on FE courses

·         many 16-18 year-olds may be eligible to receive a bursary

·         many 16-18 year-olds can receive a Free College Meals pass (depending on eligibility)

·         Transport for London student travel cards are available.

·         Re-sits, CRB fees and other incidental costs are to be paid when due.

Future opportunities

Higher Education or employment in areas including: Psychology, Biology, Sociology, Criminology, Marketing, Social work, Psychiatry, Law and many others.

Further information

Before you start your lessons, you’ll take part in induction sessions, where you’ll meet other students and find out all about the support that’s available to you. This includes learning about the Virtual Learning Environment, tutorials and the campus facilities. All students can receive free, confidential and impartial advice on things like: your next step in education or your career, finance, housing, health, immigration, benefit claims, legal problems, sexual health, drugs, staying safe, personal / emotional concerns and other issues. As a student of HCC Sixth Form, you are entitled to additional learning support if you need it. For many students additional support is provided on a one-to-one basis or in small groups. This is very beneficial to your learning as it is a mechansim by which you can develop your literacy and numeracy skills and so improve your chances of success on the course. Subject specific workshops are available after the October half term as one hour sessions per week to assist and support your learning.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hackney Community College directly.

Last updated date: 14 April 2016
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