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Psychology - AS/A2 Level at The Parker E-act Academy

Course description

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To apply for this course online you need to go to the Daventry Learning Partnership page.

Are you interested in human behaviour and what makes humans behave as they do? Do you want to work with people? If so, you may enjoy Psychology A Level. On this course, you'll develop an awareness of how psychologists understand human behaviour from a variety of different psychological perspectives, and study factors such as the effect of the brain or the influence of other people upon behaviour.

At A2 level, you will study topics such as relationships and the influences of evolutionary factors on human behaviour. You will also gain an understanding of a number of perspectives that have

formed the basis of psychology. You will have the opportunity to further develop your skills by carrying out an investigation into a relevant psychological area.

Course content

In year one, you'll cover such subjects as:

* memory - the most complex entity in the human brain

* psychological studies of parent/child bonds

* causes of mental health problems

* the causes and effects of stress

* the impact of social factors upon behaviour.

In year two, you'll look at three areas of psychological research:

* relationships

* eating behaviour and intelligence and learning

* examine explanations of psychological disorders such as schizophrenia, depression or anxiety.

You'll also investigate one contemporary application: either media psychology, the psychology of addictive behaviour or anomalistic psychology.

Entry requirements

Five GCSEs at Grades A*- C (or equivalent) including English.


Each unit is assessed via formal written exams

Future opportunities

Employment, Higher Education or further study for a Professional Qualification.

Further information

Course Codes

AS Level (first year) LFTALEVEL FDAS

A Level (second year only - use this code if you have already completed your AS Level and would like direct entry into the second year) LFTALEVEL FDA2

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Parker E-act Academy directly.

Last updated date: 26 May 2015
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