A Level Psychology
Psychology is an exciting subject, giving you an insight into human thought and behaviour. You will study many factors that influence behaviour from childhood to adulthood, such as the people around us and the nervous system.
In Year 12 you will study Social Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Biological Psychology and Learning Theories, which give an overview of the different perspectives and influences on human behaviour. You will study topics like obedience, prejudice, memory, aggression and phobias. In Year 13, you will study Clinical Psychology, Criminological Psychology, Issues and Debates and Methodology. This includes the study of mental health, child-parent relationships, the nature-nurture debate, research methods and data analysis. You will sit 3 exams at the end of Year 13, each lasting 2 hours; Foundations in Psychology, Applications of Psychology and Psychological Skills.
Careers may include Clinical Psychologist, Forensic Psychologist, Educational Psychologist, Child Psychologist, as well as many others e.g. Policing, Teaching, Social Work, Marketing, Advertising, Health Care, Human Resources.
Students need to gain a minimum of 3 grade 5s in English, Maths and Science.