Psychology

Course Type: GCE Advanced Level

Department: Psychology

Why Should I Study This Course?

Psychology is a Science discipline encompassing number, communication, written and ICT skills. It is useful for professions that involve dealing with people including teaching, social work, sports psychology and medicine. It combines well with many subjects including Biology, Mathematics and English.

What Would I Study?

Social influence, Memory, Attachment, Psychopathology, Approaches to Psychology, Biopsychology and Research Methods.
You can then choose from:
Relationships, Gender Psychology, Cognition and development, Schizophrenia, Eating behaviour, Stress, Aggression, Forensic Psychology and Addiction.

How and When is it Assessed?

Students will sit three 2 hour written examination papers.
Each examination equates to 33.3% of the total A Level grade. These examinations will have multiple choice, short answer and extended writing questions.
All examinations will take place in the Sumer Term of Year 13 (June).

Where Can This Course Take me?

Psychology is relevant to many careers involving interactions with others. An A Level in Psychology is also useful if you wish to go on to study Law, Business and Medicine.
Possible careers include: Clinical Psychologist, Counsellor / Counselling Psychologist, Forensic Psychologist, Police Detective, Psychotherapist, Occupational Psychologist, Careers Adviser, Human Resources Officer / Manager.