The Basics

  • The scientific study of the human mind and behaviour
  • Perfect if you have an inquiring mind and a want to understand how and why people think and behave the way they do
  • Useful if you are thinking about pursuing a people orientated career

Is this course for me?

Psychology is suitable for anyone who has an interest in understanding the complexities of group dynamics to the drives and motivation that cause unique individual behaviour. If you are thinking of entering a people orientated career and have a willingness to explore and research challenging scientific theories and perspectives, Psychology could be for you.

What will I learn?

Psychological approaches: Psychology explains the uniqueness of human behaviour however not all psychologists agree on the causes or reasoning behind this behaviour. This module will explore different approaches and how
each one will explain human behaviour from
a different perspective.

Research Methods: Psychology is a science and this unit helps you develop a strong understanding of the scientific processes required in order to develop a clear understanding of the different psychological theories.

Psychopathology: A collection of modules that focus on the study of mental disorders, these include: Depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Schizophrenia and Phobias. Here you will gain a clear understanding of how mental disorders are classified, explained and treated.

Social Psychology: Social influence is very much part of our day to day life. This module explores the areas such as, conformity and obedience. Giving clear insight into how behaviour is influenced by the actions and influence of those around us.

Anything else?

All modules that have been covered over the two years will be formally examined at the end of the course. You will also develop a collection of transferable skills that can be applied to other A Level subjects and help you progress on to university. These include; strong verbal and written communications skills, analysis and evaluation skills, data analysis, researching and debating skills.

Entry requirements

Specific entry requirements: Standard A Level entry criteria, including grade 5 in GCSE English Language and Maths.

Future careers

Therapist, Counselling, Social Work, Education, Nursing, Care Services, Criminal and Probation Services, Sport, Advertising and Business.

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