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Psychology A Level at North Bromsgrove High School

Course description

Psychology is the scientific study of people, particularly how and why we think and behave as we do. Although it is a comparatively ‘new’ science with much yet to be discovered, studying it will give students a much better understanding of themselves and other people. Psychology uses the scientific method of careful research, experimentation and statistical analysis and requires students to learn to be numerate, to use logical reasoning and to express themselves clearly and concisely in writing.

Course content

Unit 1 - Cognitive psychology, developmental psychology and research methods.

Unit 2 - Biological psychology (stress), social psychology and individual differences (eating disorders).

Unit 3 - Biological rhythms and sleep; perception; relationships; aggression; eating behaviour; gender; intelligence and learning; cognition and development

Unit 4 - Psychopathology: one essay-style question chosen from three topics (schizophrenia).

Psychology in action: one question chosen from three topics (media psychology).

Research methods: one compulsory structured question.

Entry requirements

- Standard entry requirements.
- Not essential to have previously studied psychology. However, for those who have, a minimum of grade C is needed.
- Minimum of grade 6 in English if not previously studied.


100% Examination

Future opportunities

- clinical psychology
- educational psychology
- counselling

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact North Bromsgrove High School directly.

Last updated date: 23 February 2017

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