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Psychology AS Level at Handsworth Wood Girls' Academy

Course description

You will learn to understand why people behave the way they do and how psychologists analyse and theorise about human behaviour. Subjects you will study include Cognitive psychology, (including memory and eyewitness testimony), Developmental psychology, (including early social development, attachment and the effects of day care). You will learn about Research methods in the context of the topic areas. You will also learn about Biological psychology (including stress, factors affecting stress, coping with stress and managing stress) and Social psychology (including majority and minority influence, obedience and independent behaviour).

Entry requirements

Grade B GCSE English

Future opportunities

Students who achieve a grade ā€˜Dā€™ or better can progress to A2 Psychology.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Handsworth Wood Girls' Academy directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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    • Handsworth Wood Girls' Academy is situated within a large green site with playing fields at the front and back of the main buildings.  Unlike many new schools, classrooms at HWGA are spacious, and most teachers have their own rooms and are accessible to support students.  Much refurbishment has taken place over the last two years.  Recent changes have included a refurbished library, refurbished and extended Sixth Form Learning Area, five brand new Science laboratories with refurbishment of the supporting preparatory rooms, a refurbished MFL department and refurbished Health and Social Care rooms.  In addition, the school is equipped with a modern  IT network including a cutting edge wireless cloud network throughout the school.  All Sixth Form students are supplied with their own laptops for study within the academy and at home.  The school has two dedicated Performing Art Suites, a Dance Studio and a large hall with high quality lighting rigs, and mechanised seating that provides a flexible performance venue.