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Psychology A level at Falmouth School

Course description

Have you ever wondered what it is that makes some people behave the way they do, why you are scared of spiders or how different things can affect your mood or even your confidence? Psychology could hold the answer to your questions as it is the scientific study of the mind and human behaviour. Through observing and conducting experiments, psychologists find out more about the way people act and why. Maybe it is this fascination with understanding our behaviour that makes Psychology one of the most popular choices at A-level. It also gives you a distinctive and broad set of skills: experience of scientific theory, maths and research skills, history and essay writing, so it can complement a range of subjects. In the first year you will learn to interpret and critically assess scientific data. You will also acquire a grounding in the five main areas of Psychology by looking at and evaluating a number of key psychological research studies. In the second year you will explore applications of psychology in the areas of mental health, child psychology and criminal psychology.

Future opportunities

Not only is psychology a fascinating subject to study, but it also prepares students for a very wide range of careers. Some of these have obvious connections with psychology, such as forensic, educational and clinical psychology. But psychology also provides a useful training for a much wider range of career options. These include market research, social work, teaching, nursing, advertising, sales, media and broadcasting, personnel management and even the police and the Armed Forces.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 10 January 2018

Key information

  • Start date: Next September