What is this course about?

Psychology is the study of individuals & how the mind works. This subject will allow you to gain a greater understanding of various aspects of individuals & factors that influence their behaviours, actions & choices.

You will need to develop critical thinking skills & learn relevant theories that support your points.

How you will be assessed?

Assessment is all through examination. You will be required to complete three 1 hour 30 minute examinations at the end of the two year course assessing all aspects of the curriculum you have studied, with regular written assessments throughout the course.

What you will study?

You will be introduced to a wide range of psychological concepts and theories. These will provide ou with an understanding of different aspects of psychology. Research methods are embedded across all aspects of the course & this will provide you with the knowledge you need. It supports how data & research is used in psychology which contributes to it being a social science.

You will cover the following aspects of Psychology:

  • Social influence
  • Memory
  • Attachment
  • Research methods
  • Psycho pathology
  • Approches in psychology

You will develop your skills & understanding of data handling & statistical analysis.

What will it prepare you for?

The subject is useful for careers in education, police/crime, health care, social work. It is a degree that can be applied to a variety of subjects.

It is a strong, progression path for students wanting to access higher education.

Subject entry requirements:

  • GCSE grade 5 or above in English & mathematics.