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Psychology (AQA) at Stanford & Corringham Sixth Form Centre

Course description

Psychology is a fascinating subject as it helps us learn about the mind, the brain and human behaviour. The areas you will delve into when studying psychology are: How does our memory work? Why do we forget things? Why do we sleep? What do our dreams mean? Why do some people become anorexic? If you are interested in finding out the answers to some of these questions then Psychology is the subject for you

PLEASE NOTE: This course could run over the 3 schools. Details of where this course will run in September will be available at a later date.

Course content

2 Year Course

All papers to be sat at the end of Year 2.

Paper 1: Introductory topics in Psychology: Social Influence, Memory, Attachment, Psychopathalogy

33.3% of the total A2 mark

Assessed by a 2 hour examination comprising of 4 structured compulsory questions.

Paper 2: Psychology in Context: Approaches in Psychology, Biopsychology, Research Methods.

33.3% of the total AS mark

Assessed by a 2 hour examination comprising of three compulsory questions- one based on each of the above.

Paper 3: Issues and Options in Psychology: (Section A is compulsory, Sections B, C & D contain three topics each and students select one from each)

Section A: Issues and Debates in Psychology,

Section B: Relationships, Gender or Cognition and Development

Section C: Schizophrenia, Eating Behaviour or Stress

Section D: Aggression, Forensic Psychology or Addiction

1 Year Course

Course Content and Assessment

AS Unit 1: Social Influence, Memory, Attachment.

50% of the total AS mark

Assessed by a 1½ hour examination comprising of structured compulsory questions.

AS Unit 2: Approaches in Psychology, Psychopathology, Research Methods.

50% of the total AS mark

Assessed by a 1½ hour examination comprising of three compulsory questions- one based on each of the above.

Entry requirements

It is not necessary to have Psychology GCSE to do this course but English Language GCSE grade 6 is required as well as a grade 6 in Maths and Science.

Financial information

£30.00 deposit to cover all text books to be paid on enrolment day. This will be refunded at the end of your course once your books have been returned to the subject teacher.

£5.00 non-refundable payment for an Access Key Fob to access Gable Hall School, Sixth Form and St Clere's School.

Future opportunities

Psychology can lead to a number of career avenues including:

• Counselling

• Education

• Health, Clinical and Forensic Psychology

• Research

• Advertising and Market Research

• Teaching

• Police

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 17 October 2017
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