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Psychology at Uplands Community College School Sixth Form

Course description

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.

Course content

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.

Entry requirements

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.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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    • Wadhurst is situated on the Kent/Sussex border seven miles (11 km) east of Crowborough and about seven miles (11 km) south of Tunbridge Wells.  It is also within easy reach of Ticehurst, Burwash, Mayfield and Heathfield in East Sussex, and Lamberhurst, Hawkhurst and Cranbrook in Kent.


      There is limited parking available on the College site during the day.  Visitors travelling by car may prefer to park in the public car park, which is situated next to the Greyhound Pub in the High Street, adjacent to the College. 


      Uplands is a Community College and we have a Sports Centre on-site, which is open to the public and a Youth Centre across the road.  The entire College site, including the Sports Centre is a non-smoking environment. 

      The College is:

      • Within easy reach of the A21


      • Approximately 1 mile from Wadhurst Railway Station


      • Served by bus routes from the surrounding towns/villages


      • Located within the centre of Wadhurst; Sixth Form students are permitted to visit the local shops during study periods and break/lunchtime