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Psychology - AS / A Level at St Alban's Catholic High School

Course description

Psychology is the scientific study of the human mind and behaviour. The course uses

psychological topics to introduce the students to the foundations of Psychology before

they develop their understanding and consider the various applications that help put

their learning into real-world contexts. In the first year we cover topics such as obedience

and prejudice in Social Psychology, how our memory works in Cognitive Psychology,

and explanations for aggression in Biological Psychology. In the second year we go on

to look at topics such as Eye Witness Testimony, explanations for schizophrenia and

developmental issues such as Autism. The students will also develop a multitude of skills,

including numeracy, communication, practical skills and critical thinking in order to make

a smooth transition to the next level of study.

Future opportunities

Psychologists work in many different areas of society and are concerned with a number

of problems such as supporting the police and court system to perform more effectively,

assisting athletes and sports people to perform better or speeding up the recovery from

brain injury.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Alban's Catholic High School directly.

Last updated date: 25 September 2015
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