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This subject is part of the full time A level Programme. To apply for this subject you need to apply for the A Level or Combined Programme
A Level Programme - You will need to choose 3 or 4 AS Levels to study the A Level Programme
Combined Programme - You will need to choose 1 or 2 AS Levels combined with a vocational option. Vocational options include: Applied Science, IT, Business, Criminology, Law, Sports and Exercise Sciences, or Health and Social Care.
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Please Note - These fees are for the 2018/19 Academic Year and are subject to change annually. Fees are payable for each year of study.
Days, Times and Fees for Part Time and HE courses are subject to change. HE Tuition Fees will be confirmed April 2018.
A Level Psychology gives a broad introduction to the scope and nature of psychology as a science. Through the course you will apply psychology to cultural, social and contemporary issues, and use a range of research methods.
You will require 5 GCSEs at Grades A*- C including a Grade B in English/Welsh Language or Literature and a science. You do not need to have studied Psychology at GCSE.
You will be invited to attend an interview, and will undertake an assessment in literacy and numeracy, to establish any support required.
What will I study?
At AS you will study two units – Psychology: Past to Present and Psychology: Investigating behaviour. Classic research will help you to gain an appreciation that psychology continues to develop and evolve. You will develop an understanding of the five approaches (biological, psychodynamic, behaviourist, cognitive and positive). You will also be involved in investigating behaviour by analysing psychological research. This will in turn aid learners to gain an appreciation of the impact of choices made on the outcomes of work.
For A2 you will study two units – Psychology: Implications in the Real World and Psychology: Applied Research Methods. Having learned about the various psychological approaches at AS, learners will be expected to apply this knowledge and understanding to human/animal behaviours by studying various topics such as schizophrenia and criminal behaviour and carrying out their own research and investigations.
How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed by 100% examination.
Career Opportunities and Progression
On successful completion of this course many students apply to and are offered places at university in Psychology or move into employment within a related field.