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Psychology A Level at Roding Valley High School

Course description

Psychology creates a sense of wonder in anyone who studies it. It is a personal science that explores our understanding of the world, ourselves and others. It is the opportunity to develop a deep insight into human nature and behaviour through knowledge of brain functions, interactions, relationships and the adaptability of people to contexts, experiences and situations.

Are you interested in:
Consciousness, thought processes and how the mind works? The relationship between mind and body, e.g. stress? Individual differences and mental disorders? The extent to which study of the human being can be scientific? The effects of nature (genetics and evolution)? The effects of nurture (the environment, learning, and the media)?

Course content

The A level course investigates a variety of approaches to psychology, such as cognitive, developmental, biological and social. Appropriate research methods will be applied in studies and their effectiveness evaluated. There will also be opportunities to research individual differences and psychopathy.

Future opportunities

University degrees that require or often prefer Psychology include:

Psychology, Sports Science, Education, Nursing and Midwifery, Occupational Therapy and Speech Therapy.

Possible career path:

Personnel or Social Work, counselling, health or medicine, teaching or child care, forensic psychology, the Police force, sport psychology, media management and marketing.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Roding Valley High School directly.

Last updated date: 24 June 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years