AS/A PSYCHOLOGY at Peter Symonds College
Psychology is the scientific study of human and animal behaviour. Psychology involves the examination of various theories & consideration of research evidence. You will need to be a critical thinker and evaluate material in an objective and analytical manner.
At AS level, the course will introduce key areas & approaches in Psychology, including cognitive, developmental, biological and social psychology as well as the study of individual differences & research methods.
In Psychology you will look to answer questions such as; ‘How can we improve our memory?’ ‘What effect do nurseries have on our children?’ ‘How does stress lead to illness?’ ‘Would I make a good eye witness?’ ‘Why do we follow the crowd?’ ‘How successful are treatments for mental disorders?’
If you are studying either:
a) GCSE Biology/Chemistry/Physics or
b) GCSE Science and Additional Science
You need to achieve 5 GCSEs at A*- C, including B in Additional Science or Biology or Chemistry or Physics.
If you achieve only a C in one of the previous listed subjects, then you also need to have Mathematics at grade B;
Or if you are studying either
c) GCSE Science and Additional Science (Applied) or
d) GCSE Applied Science (Double award)
You need to achieve 5 GCSEs at A*-C including grade CC in Applied Science (Double award) or grade C in Additional Science (Applied), and Mathematics at grade B.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Peter Symonds College directly.