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Psychology A Level at Clacton County High School

Course description

Psychology is a varied and interesting subject covering a wide range of human behaviour which allows you to pursue a degree at university as well as being relevant in any career involving people.

Psychology is the study of the most complex machine on Earth: the human mind. Psychology is a vast subject. It ranges from seeking to explain behaviour which has had a global impact, such as the Holocaust, to everyday phenomena like being unable to remember where you left your house keys.

  • What makes people obey authority and allow millions to die in concentration camps?
  • Why are we prejudiced against others and what causes this to lead to discrimination?
  • What is memory and why do we forget things?
  • What causes mental illness?
  • Why do people commit crime?
  • What if a boy was raised as a girl?

These are some of the questions we explore during A Level Psychology, learning classic theories in psychology, using scientific principles and methods such as experiments and observations to develop theories and testable predictions on why we behave the way we do.

Psychology is a subject which opens many doors and imposes few limitations on those who study it. Many graduates who are accepted into Law and Medical degrees have psychology as an A Level and it is a very popular choice among undergraduates.

Entry requirements

Essential: A minimum of six GCSEs (grades A*-C) is required, including Maths and English. Students will normally require a minimum of a GCSE (grade B) in any subject they wish to study at A Level.

Desirable: Understanding that Psychology is a science based subject which will involve evaluating existing research against scientific criteria.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Clacton County High School directly.

Last updated date: 25 March 2015
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Key information

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