Psychology

Level 3, A Level

Duration: Two Year Course

Location: Benfleet

Course Description

Psychology is the study of the mind and behaviour.

A-Level Psychology is an ideal subject choice if you have an interest in understanding human behaviour from a scientific perspective. The subject investigates and explains human behaviour: from the formation of memories through to the functioning of the central and peripheral nervous system, neurotransmitters and hormones. During this two year course you will learn about:

  • The formation of memories
  • The impact of childhood experience on behaviour
  • The causes and treatments of psychological disorders, such as Depression and OCD.

You will also develop an understanding of key theoretical concepts and approaches in Psychology plus an appreciation for the methods Psychologists use when conducting research. 

Modules

  • Introductory topics in Psychology: Social influence, Attachment and Memory
  • Psychology in context: Approaches in Psychology, Biopsychology, Psychopathology and Research Methods
  • Issues in Psychology: Issues and Debates, Gender, Eating Behaviour and Aggression.  

How Will I Be Taught and Assessed?

A core aspect of Psychology involves learning about: how Psychologists design research, analysing data, describing key theories, approaches and studies, applying them to a range of scenarios and being able to produce clear evaluation and analysis that incorporates a range of debates in Psychology.  

The Psychology A-Level is 100% exam and is part of the new linear structure. Students completing the full A-Level will sit three, two hour exams at the end of Year Two. Those completing the AS will sit two 1 hour 30 minute exams at the end of the first year. 

Why Should I Choose Seevic College?

All of our Psychology teachers are degree qualified subject specialists with many years of experience teaching A-Level Psychology courses. Students can expect to hear from external speakers in the field of Forensic Psychology. 

What Could I Do Next?

Psychology is a respected academic subject which combines well with a range of subjects, including Arts and Sciences. It is good for progression to Higher Education, and is particularly useful for any profession where an insight into human behaviour is beneficial.

General Entry Requirements

Average point score of 5.3, calculated from all GCSE subjects. Your point score MUST include at least five GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above - including English Language or Maths.

If you achieve English at a Grade C/4, your Maths grade must be a D and vice versa.  

Specific Entry Requirements

Grade C/4 in any Science, Grade C/4 in English Language and Maths. 

Additional Costs

  • Course textbook at a cost of £20.
  • Cost of trips will vary according to the destination, with many requiring only the cost of travel to be met.
  • Revision conferences have an entry fee of £20.

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