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Qualification name GCE A Level in Psychology
Qualification level 3
Awarding organisation AQA Education
Course type Classroom based
Course hours Full-time
Course start date 1st September 2021
Cost £0.00
Attendance pattern Daytime

Who this course is for

The aim of this course is to gain an understanding of key topics and the knowledge and skills required in the academic study of psychology. This is done through looking at some of the main approaches in psychology - biological, cognitive, behavioural, psychodynamic and humanistic. You will be expected to take an active part in all lessons to fully develop your understanding. You will learn about the origins of psychology and its emergence as a science. You will also learn about the structure and function of the nervous system and the role of hormones in human behaviour. You will gain an understanding of the research methods and data handling techniques used in psychology. You will also develop an understanding of ethical issues and carry out practical research activities. All units are assessed by written examination. Paper 1: Introductory Topics in Psychology: Social Influence, Memory, Attachment and Psychopathology. Paper 2: Psychology in Context: Approaches in Psychology, Biopsychology and Research Methods. Paper 3: Issues and Options in Psychology: Issues and Debates in Psychology and three further topics from the following: 1 from Relationships or Gender or Cognition and Development, 1 from Schizophrenia or Eating Behaviour or Stress; and 1 from Aggression, Forensic Psychology or Addiction. Studying psychology will help you gain a greater understanding of yourself and other people. You will better understand your interaction with others and increase your understanding of the causes of psychological disorders. The focus on critical thinking and analysis of evidence make this A Level relevant to further study and careers in psychology, biological sciences, nursing & health, education, the police, human resources, the prison service, sport, business, marketing, the media and more

Entry requirements

The standard entry requirement for the Hitchin Consortium is five Grade 9-4 GCSE's or equivalent, including English & Maths at Grade 4 or above. Subject specific additional entry requirements are an overall APS score of at least 4.5, Grade 5/5 or above in Combined Science , Grade 5 or above in Maths and Grade 5 or above in English Language or Literature.

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