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Psychology A Level at Blenheim High School

Course description

You will study the following content:

  • Introductory Topics in Psychology – Social influence, Memory, Attachment, Psychopathology (Paper 1)
  • Psychology in context – Approaches in Psychology, Biopsychology, Research methods (Paper 2)
  • Issues and Options in Psychology – Debates and issues, Relationships, Schizophrenia, Forensic Psychology (paper 3)

Over the two years, you will:

  • Develop a strong knowledge and understanding of each topic and also realise how they link to each other.
  • Come to appreciate how important the skills, knowledge and understanding of scientific methods are.
  • See how the sciences contribute to the success of our economy and society.
  • Come to feel able and confident in a range of practical, mathematical and problem-solving skills.

Hopefully become much more interested in and enthusiastic about psychology, and consider studying it at a higher level, and maybe even working in a related career in the future.

Assessment

This course is formally assessed at the end of two years with three 2-hour exams.

Future opportunities

Studying Psychology will appeal to a wide range of students with varied interests and future plans, including both further education and going straight into employment, and you will build on skills necessary in both. Students with a Psychology A level go on to study a range of subjects at a higher level, and psychologists can specialise in business, forensics, sports, advertising, education and counselling.

Further information

The Psychology A level is taught alongside a number of extended learning opportunities, ranging from visiting a psychiatric hospital to partaking in research with Surrey University. Through the department you will have the chance to subscribe to ‘Psychology Review’, a journal publishing the latest psychological research. Practical research projects will also give you a taste of the work Psychology students and researchers do.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Blenheim High School directly.

Last updated date: 20 November 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 years

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