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Psychology

Course Type:

Linear

Exam Board:

 OCR
 

Requirements:

7 in English, Maths and Science 
(GCSE Level)

 

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. 

Highlights 

  •  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.  

Future Opportunities 

  • 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.