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Psychology at Wickersley School and Sports College

Course description

This subject will be offered in Option Blocks B, C and D

You think the subject sounds interesting:

  • You enjoy learning independently
  • You like asking and answering questions
  • You are good at exams (remember there is no coursework)
  • You enjoy biology and are good at maths (there is10% maths in the course)
  • It would be beneficial if you had a grade 7 or above at GCSE in Maths and Science

Course content

Year 1
1. Social Influence
2. Memory
3. Attachment
4. Psychopathology
5. Approaches in Psychology (including Biopsychology at AS)
6. Research Methods
Year 2
All of the above, plus Gender, Schizophrenia, Addiction


Entry requirements

The minimum qualification for entry into the Sixth Form is 5 4 grades including Maths and English, although there are specific entry requirements for some of our option subjects.

A student’s suitability for their chosen subjects will also be taken into account, even if they meet the 5 4 grades threshold.

Applicants will need to have a proven record of good or excellent effort and attendance in Year 11 in order to qualify for a place, verified by a suitable reference.


3 exams at the end of Year 2. 100 % examined

Future opportunities

A career in teaching, or you can specialise in a chosen field – educational, clinical, forensic, sports psychology

Further information

Please consult our Option Blocks before making your selection.

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How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 09 October 2018
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