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Psychology offers students an opportunity to make sense of human behaviour. This course provides a general introduction to psychology theory, research and application, an awareness of the diversity and limitations of psychological knowledge and an understanding of the methods of psychology research. The course will provide students with valuable analytical skills, which will enable them to critically examine the evidence for and against an argument.

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Subject specific entry requirement: Standard Sixth Form entry plus  Grade 5 in maths, science and English (Literature or Language).
Qualification: A Level
Topics and areas covered:

Year 12:

  • Memory (including eye witness testimony) 
  • Attachment (between parents and children) 
  • Research Methods (designing studies and data analysis) 
  • Theoretical Approaches & Biopsychology 
  • Social Influence (Obedience and Conformity) 
  • Psychological Disorders & Treatments 

Year 13:

In addition to the Year 12 contents: 

  • Bio-psychology (e.g. neurotransmitters, adrenaline) & approaches in further depth 
  • Research methods in further detail (e.g. Statistics) 
  • Issues and debates (determinism, nature-nurture) 
  • Forensic psychology (offender profiling, explanations & treatment) 
  • Cognition & development (explanations & autism) 
  • Schizophrenia (explanations & treatments)
Future career path: Apart from being a highly relevant course for those wishing to study Psychology and other related courses (Criminology, Forensics, Child Development) at degree level, this course is ideally suited to those students whose careers might involve dealing with people in either work or social situations such as management, selling, advertising, journalism, personnel, teaching, nursing, youth and social services.
Examination information: The course is 100% examination.
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