Psychology (OCR) at The Duke of York's Royal Military School
This OCR led course is two years long and assessed by three examinations (3 x 2 hours) at the end of Year 13.
The three components of the course are; Research Methods, Psychological Themes through Core Studies, and Applied Psychology (specifically Issues in Mental Health, Child Psychology, and Criminal Psychology). Component 1 requires learners to study four key psychological investigatory methods, Experiment, Observation, Self-report and Correlation. This component also requires learners to be able to plan and conduct their own research, record data and analyse data, along with the presentation of results through report writing and an understanding of Science in Psychology. Component 2 will assess learners’ knowledge and understanding of five key psychological Approaches; Social, Cognitive, Developmental, Biological, and Individual Differences (including a classic and contemporary study). In addition to this learners’ will focus on two key Perspectives; Behaviourist and Psychodynamic. Finally learners will need to define key principles and concepts of a range of debates (nature/ nurture, freewill/determinism, reductionism/ holism, etc, and Psychology as a Science. Component 3 requires learners to follow one compulsory topic of Issues in Mental Health, along with two options of Child Psychology and Criminal Psychology. Each of the three topics requires learners to explain and exemplify the background and consider relevant issues and debates, along with Key Research, and their Application.
GCSE passes are needed at grade B or above in both English and Mathematics.
This OCR led course is two years long and assessed by three examinations (3 x 2hours) at the end of Year 13.
As well as preparation for the study of Psychology at university, the course provides an excellent grounding for those wanting to move to one of the caring professions, such as nursing or medicine, or an area involving an aspect of working with people such as the police, management or human resources.
How to apply
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