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Psychology at YARM SCHOOL

Course description

Psychology is the scientific study of human behaviour. It looks at how we think, why we act in the way we do and the way in which we are influenced by our social surroundings, our biological make-up and our upbringing. Psychology is an interesting subject that challenges students’ preconceptions about our mental life and equips them with an understanding of all aspects of why humans behave in the way they do and of the research methods which underlie this understanding. An A level in Psychology can complement a wide variety of areas and subjects in further study. For some students, it awakens an interest, of which they were previously unaware, and they go on to study Psychology in all its various forms (e.g. Developmental, Social, Forensic, Cognitive Neuroscience) at University. These degrees can lead students on to careers in Clinical Psychology, the media, health, or sports and exercise science. For others, an A level in Psychology instils academic skills in research, analysis, communication and organisation that can prove beneficial in University courses such as Medicine, Dentistry, Law, History and Politics.

Entry requirements

Psychology A level will offer you a challenging yet unique academic experience. Students need to be able to apply scientific knowledge to psychological research in addition to critically evaluating and discussing the psychological theories on which this research is based. Therefore an interest in and a willingness to commit to the subject is essential. In terms of academic entry requirements, a grade B in GCSE English would provide the best platform on which to develop the evaluation and critical analysis skills essential for the course. The research methods element of the course does necessitate some numeracy skills and therefore a grade B in GCSE Mathematics is recommended.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact YARM SCHOOL directly.

Last updated date: 10 August 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years