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Psychology A level at Friesland School

Course description

How do we treat people with psychological disorders?

Would you be able to administer an electric shock to a stranger?

Do children copy violence in the media? How does your brain work? The Psychology ‘A’ level course gives you an insight into explanations of the behaviour of humans. Throughout the course you will carry out experiments and surveys, make observations, surf the net for cutting-edge information, debate and discuss psychological issues. We can guarantee that you will never look at people in the same light again.

EXPAND YOUR MIND BY EXPLORING IT!

Course content

YEAR 1 - 4 TOPICS

Social Psychology (obedience & prejudice)

Cognitive Psychology (memory &  forgetting)

Biological Psychology (brain functioning & gender)

Learning Theory (learning from others)

YEAR 2 - 3 TOPICS

Criminal Psychology (Jury decision making & eye witness testimony)   

Clinical Psychology (Characteristics, explanations and treatments of mental health disorders)

Psychological Skills (methodology, issues and debates)

Entry requirements

GCSE Science, Maths & English (C or above, preferably B grades)

Additional requirements:

An open, enquiring mind and an ability to write in a detailed and analytical style. A genuine interest in psychology.

Future opportunities

A level Psychology is a useful qualification as it complements most other subjects as an understanding of people and behaviour is a valuable skill to bring to any profession. If pursued to degree level study, possible career progression could be in clinical, forensic, social, advertising and teaching fields.        

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Friesland School directly.

Last updated date: 02 September 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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