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Psychology A level at The Wensleydale School & Sixth Form

Course description

Psychology, the study of the mind, is a fascinating subject in which students learn about themselves and others, the way we think, remember things, how we develop attachments and build relationships, what happens when we are stressed, why we behave like we do and why we are all different.

Course content

At AS level, students study two units.
- Unit 1, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology and Research Methods. This is examined through a written examination taken in June and contributes 50% towards the AS.
- Unit 2, Biological Psychology, Social Psychology and Individual Differences is examined in an identical way.

At A2, two further units are studied,
- Topics in Psychology and Psychopathology,
- Psychology in Action and Research Methods.

There is no coursework component.
The course is quite challenging in terms of the concepts that need to be learned and the analytical skills that have to be developed and students with less than grade C in English, Maths and Science may find it difficult.

Future opportunities

Psychology will be useful for anyone wishing to go into any kind of Health related work, nursery nursing, child care, social work, business and marketing,

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Wensleydale School & Sixth Form directly.

Last updated date: 06 July 2015

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