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Psychology A Level at Grimsby Institute

Course description

Psychology is the study of human behaviour and human experience. It looks at how our mind works and methods used by psychologists.

If you oft‰en ask questions such as; why do we obey? Why do we conform? Is it your genes? Do you have 'faulty' thoughts? Can you change a person's behaviour? Do you want to understand why we do what we do?

If you would like to be able to answer these types of questions with scientific answers, then psychology is for you.

Course content

You will study a whole host of exciting and interesting topics during your course, and look at a number of diffŽerent approaches to psychology including cognitive, behavioural, physiological, social and areas such as relationships, memory, attachment, sleep, clinical psychology & mental health.

You will also be given the opportunity for independent research in an area of psychology that interests you.

Entry requirements

  • At least 8 GCSEs including English and Maths
  • An average point score appropriate for your chosen pathway from all your GCSE subjects

Future opportunities

Many psychology students will go on to study for a degree in the medical & health industry including; nursing, physiotherapy or social work.

Psychology also links well to any career where you need to understand how people think.

Further information

  • Crime & Society Pathway

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Grimsby Institute directly.

Last updated date: 11 May 2016

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