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Psychology (Edexcel) at St Augustine's Catholic College

Course description

Psychology is a science, an academic and applied discipline
that involves the scientific study of human or animal mental
functions and behaviours. Psychology lies at the intersection
of many other different disciplines including biology,
medicine, linguistics, philosophy, anthropology, sociology,
and artificial intelligence.
The Psychology A level course allows students to appreciate
the scientific nature of Psychology and to engage in
contemporary debates regarding human behaviour,
developing an appreciation of the various, sometimes
conflicting, approaches to Psychology. Psychology A level
develops critical and analytical thinking skills, the ability to
independently design research studies and the ability to
apply knowledge to real-life situations. For example,
students are required to use their knowledge to explain key
issues such as, ‘Are criminals born or made?’ and ‘Do role
models in the media influence the prevalence of Anorexia
Nervosa in adolescent girls?’.
The course is taught through discussion, regular written
activities and practical work. An increasingly popular
subject, Psychology A level is academically challenging but is
thoroughly enjoyable and rewarding due to the fascinating
topics covered by the course.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Augustine's Catholic College directly.

Last updated date: 07 November 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years