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Psychology GCE A Level at Sir Harry Smith Community College

Course description

Psychology is the study of human behaviour and experience. This course will introduce you to the theories and methods in psychology and offer you the opportunity to look at some of the explanations psychologists use to understand humans and their interactions with the world.

Course content

Psychology is the study of human behaviour and experience. This course will introduce you to the theories and methods in psychology and offer you the opportunity to look at some of the explanations psychologists use to understand humans and their interactions with the world.

During the course you will study:

  • Social and Cognitive Psychology
  • Understanding the Individual: the Biological Approach and Learning Approach
  • Issues and Debates in Psychology
  • Psychological Methods
  • Clinical Psychology and one of the following - Child, Criminal; or Heath Psychology.

Entry requirements

A minimum of Grade B at GCSE in Science, Maths and English.

Assessment

Assessment will be by 3 two hour papers at the end of year 13.

Future opportunities

Studying Psychology helps students develop skills that are transferable to a number of jobs and professions including law, buisness, journalism, marketing, advertising, personnel work, management and many more. manay students who complet an A level continue to study pychology or related subjects such as criminology. Their intention is to become either a Psychologist in any of the specialist areas such as Occupational, Child, Clinical, Criminal or Educational Psychology or to work in related fields such as socila services, probation or youth work, the police and teaching.

Further information

For further information about this qualification contact the Careers Coordinator at the College.

This course is usually delivered as part of a full time programme

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sir Harry Smith Community College directly.

Last updated date: 16 October 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years

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