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Psychology A-Level at WALSALL ACADEMY

Course description

The Psychology AGCE course enables students to acquire a basis for further study and employment. It aims to encourage an experimental approach to Psychology linked to theoretical developments and to give an understanding of the methodologies of Science. Students are expected to develop the ability to collect, present and interpret experimental and empirical data. The course promotes an appreciation of the way in which Psychology may be applied to solve problems.

We expect all students to demonstrate a high level of motivation and have the capacity for hard work. Sixth Form work is demanding and students are expected to take increased responsibility for their own learning through supported self-study courses. Students will be expected to complete regular extended reading in order to contextualise their learning and participate in psychological experiments. Excellent attendance is vital if students are to benefit from the courses.

Course content

The Psychology department has strong links with the University of Birmingham. Students have the opportunity to participate in postgraduate experiments applying their knowledge to real life investigations. In addition students are then given the opportunity to visit this university to gain an insight into the different areas within Psychology. As a depa rtment students also have the opportunity to attend conferences in order to contextualise their knowledge of Forensic Psychology. We are also very fortunate to be able to invite guest speakers such as probation officers and educational psychologists into school.


Entry requirements

Grade in GCSE English

Grade B in GCSE Science

Students must satisfactorily pass their AS Psychology to at least grade D to be allowed to continue to full A level in Year 13.

Future opportunities

The opportunities for students of Psychology, when they have completed a degree programme are enormous and a wide range of career choices are available.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact WALSALL ACADEMY directly.

Last updated date: 19 December 2016
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