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Psychology - AS and A Levels at Coleg Sir Gar

Course description

  • The course enables learners to develop an understanding of the human mind and human behaviour. Upon successful completion of this course learners will understand their actions and thoughts more clearly, and develop an increased understanding and tolerance towards others
  • Learners will develop many essential skills through studying psychology. They will learn to think critically, and to express themselves clearly. These skills are essential preparation for university regardless of the university course being studied
  • The course benefits from a highly qualified and dedicated team of psychology lecturers who work hard to ensure learners have an interesting and insightful learning experience. The team provide learners with a network of support and encouragement throughout their studies

Course content

Psychology is one of the youngest sciences, and many of its conclusions are the subject of ongoing controversy and debate. This course examines the history of psychology, its scientific basis and the varied perspectives which are constantly competing to explain our observations of people.

Entry requirements

Normally students 16 - 19 years of age will require a minimum of 6 GCSEs at grades A* - C, which must include Maths, English and Science at grade C or above.


AS level: One examination in January, and one in May.

A2 level: One examination in January, and one in June until further recommendation through WJEC.

Future opportunities

A Levels provide an excellent basis for progression to Higher level qualifications such as degrees or Higher National Diplomas. Studying Psychology may lead to professions such as Social Work, Probation Work, Teaching, Nursing, the Police Force or Administration and Management. Psychology graduates may work in the Health Service or Education Authorities as well as in industry, advertising or journalism.

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: 20 May 2014
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