AS/A2 Psychology at St John's Catholic School & Sixth Form College - A Catholic Academy
Is this course for me?
This course will appeal to those students who:
- Are interested in exploring human behaviour
- Who want to take part in discussions on topics which will reflect upon their own lives
- Who would like to pursue careers working with people
This course is made up of 4 units, 2 AS levels and 2 A2 levels.
- Cognitive psychology; memory and the effects of memory in everyday life
- Developmental psychology; early social development, attachment and effects of day care
- Research Methods: data collection and analysis
- Biological psychology; stress, coping and managing stress in everyday life
- Social psychology; conformity, obedience and independent behaviour
- Individual differences; defining abnormality and therapies to treat abnormalities
- Relationships; formation, maintenance and breakdown of relationships and the effects of early experience on adult relationships
- Aggression; explanations of aggression both social and biological explanations
- Eating behaviour; explanations of eating disorders and factors effecting eating behaviour
- Psychopathology – the classification, diagnosis and therapies in relation to OCD
- Psychology in action – effects of media on behaviour
- Psychological research and scientific method – the application of scientific method to the real world
There is no prescribed prior knowledge required for this qualification. However, it is recommended that students have achieved a grade B or above in GCSE English and a grade C in Maths. An important aspect of Psychology is having an enquiring mind and an interest in why people behave in the way they do.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St John's Catholic School & Sixth Form College - A Catholic Academy directly.