You will study topics which reflect the diversity of scientific study in psychology, including:
• Forensic psychology
• Bio-Psychology & Neurology
• Attachment theory
• Social psychology
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A minimum of a Grade 5 in GCSE English Language and GCSE Maths, plus a Grade 4 in GCSE Biology/ one Grade 4 within GCSE Combined Science grades.
Psychology is an alternative and challenging science, which looks at behaviour, mental processes and experiences which shape who we are. Your lessons will involve practical work, as you design and conduct your own experimental research, and theoretical work, as you understand and evaluate various theoretical approaches to explaining behaviour, crime and mental illness. Psychology is a scientific subject, so you will develop your understanding of science and undertake mathematical analysis of research data. You will be provided with excellent resources and study materials. During the course you will have the opportunity to take part in a number of enrichment activities which include conferences, workshops and university visits. Psychology students regularly attend Derren Brown theatre shows and a Forensic Psychology conference at Disneyland Paris. Students can also conduct independent experimental research, supported by staff, and gain an EPQ qualification.
100% Examination. You will be assessed by three two-hour written examinations at the end of two years
You will develop analytical, numerical and problem-solving skills that are valuable in a wide range of occupations and activities. There is potential for you to progress on to a wide range of university degrees leading to careers in psychology, health professions, education and business.
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