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Psychology A level at Sir Bernard Lovell School

Course description

Psychology is the scientific study of the human mind and human behaviour.

As an A level Psychology student, you will discover a range of approaches to the subject, including cognitive, biological and social perspectives on Psychology. Through the course, you will explore every day behaviours such as memory and learning, stress and illness, and social influence – things that affect us all. You will also have a chance to investigate issues such as gender and mental health.

Psychology is a complex and fascinating subject, with many competing points of view on even the simplest behaviours. Therefore, you will learn to critically evaluate both theories and research in order to draw your own conclusions about which theories are best.

In addition, you will learn to design and conduct your own scientific research into human behaviour, using appropriate research methods and mathematical skills, including data analysis, presentation and statistics.

Future opportunities

A qualification in Psychology can lead to a wide range of careers in very different fields, scientific research to public policy to advertising. Practical applications of psychology include educational, occupational, forensic and clinical psychology, as well as counselling, mental health nursing and psychiatry.

Psychology is a great course for people who want to go into health and social care, medicine or education, and it is also a valued qualification for those who wish to work in sport, media, advertising, banking and business.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sir Bernard Lovell School directly.

Last updated date: 07 May 2015

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