Psychology at Uplands Community College School Sixth Form
Psychologists apply scientific methodology to explain human behaviour. They formulate theories, test hypotheses through observation and experiment, and analyse their reports with statistical techniques that help them identify important findings. If you are interested in finding out why people behave the way they do or how the brain works then Psychology could be for you.
Psychology is an academically rigorous subject that covers a range of fascinating topics, including cognitive processes such as memory and learning, development issues such as acquisition of aggression, social issues like obedience and altruism, biological processes such as changes in brain physiology and individual differences like gambling addiction and Dissociative Identity Disorder.
Psychology combines very well with many other AS and A2 Level subjects and is highly regarded by Universities and employers alike. Psychology students develop the transferable skills that all employers require, such as communication, numeracy, independent learning and the ability to work in teams. Psychotherapy, counselling, advertising, marketing, retail … the list of careers open to Psychology students is overwhelming.
In Year 12, students will look at different methods used in psychological research before looking at 15 of the most famous Psychological studies in detail. As part of the A2 course students will study Forensic Psychology and Health and Clinical Psychology. They will also look in more detail at the ways in which research is carried out in Psychology.
5 A*- C grades at GCSE. Students will need a grade B or above in English, Science and a Humanities subject (History, Religious Studies or Geography). Students without these requirements are sometimes given special consideration but must apply individually to Miss. L. Goffredi and provide alternative evidence of higher level thinking skills, an enquiring mind and good oral and written communication skills.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Uplands Community College School Sixth Form directly.