Summary of course content:
The A Level Psychology course is 2 year A Level which comprises of 3 Units:
Psychology is the science of mind and behaviour. What do you really know about the human mind? It is an academic subject which introduces you to scientific research, critical thinking, discussion and essay writing in the context of the world around you.
The course is broken down in to mandatory units which are studies relating to psychological theory. There are then optional units.
Mandatory Units cover 8 themes—Social Influence, Memory Attachment, Psychopathology, Approaches in Psychology, Biopsychology, Research methods and Issues and debates in Psychology
Optional Unit are split into 3 groups:
Relationships, Gender or Cognitive Development
Schizophrenia, Eating Behaviour and Stress
Aggression, Forensic Psychology and Addiction
To see success you need to have an analytical mind, competence with statistical maths and an interest in the world at large and explanations for behaviours
Progression and Career routes:
The course would lead into higher education opportunities, such as studying psychological, social sciences, criminology, politics and social policy. It could also lead to careers in multiple fields in psychology—for example child psychology, research posts, education and teaching
How to access this course
Essay based assessment requires a Level 5 in GCSE English & Maths and due to the high Biology content a grade 5 in GCSE Biology or equivalent Combined Science course is desirabl