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Psychology AS & A Level at John Leggott Sixth Form College

Course description

You will learn about developmental, cognitive, social and biological psychology as well as focusing on how science works in psychology and methodologies used by psychologists. You will also study psychopathology (mental health disorders) from a variety of psychological perspectives.

Course content

Year One:

  • Social Influence
  • Memory
  • Attachment

Year Two:

  • Biopsychology
  • Psychopathology
  • Research Methods

In Year 2 you will have the opportunity to develop knowledge and understanding of issues and options in psychology. These include, issues and debates, (eg nature nurture debate); the role of gender, including gender development; schizophrenia including classification and diagnosis and treatment; forensic psychology including defining crime, explaining criminal behaviour and dealing with offending behaviour.

Entry requirements

GCSE Maths or English at grade B or above. GCSE Science at grade B or above is preferred. GCSE average 5.6 or above.


100% exams

Future opportunities

Many students aspire for careers in teaching, social work, counselling, the police force, personnel or medicine but this qualification teaches you research, analytical, communication and logical thinking skills which are transferrable to a wide variety of courses and jobs.

Further information

There are opportunities to attend lectures and workshops at universities and take part in competitions which are run in the department every year. Useful activities include Psychology in the News in which you can explore the subject outside AS/A Level studies or related subjects such as Counselling, School Experience, Sign Language or Preparing for Medicine.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact John Leggott Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 22 September 2016

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