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Psychology A-level at South Essex College

Course description

This course will give you the knowledge and skills required to go on to higher education and pursue a career in this field.

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Course content

Year one:

  • cognitive, developmental, social and biological psychology
  • individual differences
  • research methods

Year two:

  • biological rhythms and sleep
  • aggression
  • eating behaviour
  • gender and intelligence
  • you will develop knowledge and understanding of one disorder such as schizophrenia or depression
  • learn about one contemporary application of psychology such as anomalistic psychology or addiction

Entry requirements

  • maths or science at grade six/grade B or above
  • English language at grade six/grade B or above
  • three additional GCSEs at grade four/grade C or above


100% exam based

Financial information

FREE to UK/EU under 19s not in employment

Future opportunities

  • higher education at university or college, including our BSc (Hons) Psychology and Sociology at University Centre Southend
  • seek employment in a public services profession.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact South Essex College directly.

Last updated date: 23 November 2018
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