7 in English, Maths and Science
Aims of the course
The course encourages you to
- develop your interest in and enthusiasm for Psychology, including developing an interest in further study and careers associated with the subject
- understand how society makes decisions about scientific issues and how the sciences contribute to the success of the economy and society
- promote an appreciation and understanding of individuals, society and cultural diversity
- develop and demonstrate a deep appreciation of the skills, knowledge and understanding of scientific methods
- develop practical, mathematical and problem solving skills
What will I learn?
A-level Psychology should encourage you to:
- develop understanding of the key areas within Psychology – Cognitive, Developmental, Social, Physiological and Individual Differences
- apply psychological theories and concepts to society and everyday situations
- apply psychological concepts to the area of Mental Health, Education and Criminology and as such promote an appreciation and understanding of individuals, society and cultural diversity
- develop evaluative and analytical skills
- carry out research using different methods such as observation or self report
- extend practical, mathematical, scientific and problem solving skills.
- As part of the A-level course we visit Warwick Law Courts to see the judicial system in action.
- There is also the opportunity for some students to visit HMP Onley.
- With an understanding of people and how they behave, Psychology students can pursue a number of careers ranging from human resources, advertising, marketing, physiotherapy to careers within psychology such as Educational or Clinical Psychology. So there are many opportunities within Psychology, Business, Medicine etc.