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A Level Psychology at New College Stamford

Course description

Ever wondered if prison really does change criminal behaviour?Or why some people conform?Or perhaps if the experiences you had before the age of five really do shape the person you are today? Psychology is the science of the human mind and behaviour and includes the study of artificial intelligence, mental health and social change.You will study:Social influenceMemoryAttachmentApproaches in psychologyBiopsychologyPsychopathologyResearch methodsAnd one of the following:Option oneRelationshipsGenderCognition and developmentOption twoSchizophreniaEating behaviourStressOption threeAggressionForensic psychologyAddictionThis course is 100% exam based.

Course content

Throughout the year you will benefit from meeting professionals from the industry and take part in various visits to provide you with a valuable insight in to the sector. You will also be encouraged to take part in work experience as part of your course to give you real experience.

Entry requirements

APS 46 and 5 GCSEs at grades C or above including maths at grades C/5 or above and English at gradesB/6 or above.


This is a linear subject which means they are examined entirely at the end of year two, although in some cases you will be entered for the AS exam at the end of year one. You may want to consider choosing a mixture of linear and non-linear (modular) subjects.

Future opportunities

Example job roles in:Forensic PsychologyOccupational TherapyClinical PsychologyNursingTeachingStudying further degrees in:PsychologyCriminologySociologyTeachingLaw

Further information

"APS Calculator:The APS (Average Point Score) of 40 = an average of grade C in all GCSE’s taken. BTEC equivalents are not acceptable."

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact New College Stamford directly.

Last updated date: 03 November 2016
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