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Psychology

Psychology is the study of the human mind and behaviour. It is an interesting and challenging course that will help you learn about the brain, body and how they influence or are influenced by our behaviours. Psychology will also give you the opportunity to study research and design your own experiments.

This programme is delivered by experienced Psychology examiners. During the two year course, you will study: social influence – the way in which people influence each other’s behaviours, opinions and attitudes; memory – the way information is stored and lost, including eye witness testimonies; attachment – childhood relationships and their consequences; approaches – an insight into the major psychology theories; bio-psychology – the role of biology and the brain; psychopathology – causes and treatments of mental health; research methods – research studies and the analysis of data; issues and debates in psychology; gender development and disorders; schizophrenia; forensic psychology – profiling and offender behaviours.

The course is examined over 3 exams (two hours each) at the end of the two years. Exams include multiple choice questions, short questions and extended essay questions.

There are benefits to studying sociology and biology alongside psychology. You’ll find that the subjects complement one another, with a strong foundation in understanding research becoming even more important if you intend to study psychology at university. In some cases, A-level Psychology is one of the entry requirements for a degree in psychology. If you haven’t decided what else you’d like to study, you might like to choose a second or third subject to include sociology/biology alongside psychology.

This A-level course is designed to help you get to the next stage of your education or employment, and since it is a qualification in people, it is beneficial for most careers. For example, you could become a psychologist (Health; Forensic; Work; Educational; Clinical, Child) or a counsellor. Psychology is also a good qualification for working in human resources or management roles. Alternatively, psychology is great if you want a future in research.

Join the BPS (British Psychological Society) for access to research and articles; subscribe to the BPS Readers Digest for fortnightly updates about interesting new research; grab an AQA Psychology text book and enjoy flicking through the topics outlined above!

If you want a career in psychology, you should do work experience in places such as nursing homes; hospitals; schools – or email your local hospitals and ask to shadow professionals.

Study Programmes for students aged 16-18

At The City of Liverpool College you will undertake a personalised Study Programme, which will help you to achieve your ambitions and career goals.

All of our Study Programmes are designed to help you to develop your skills and widen your college experience.

What you should expect from your Study Programme:

  • A substantial qualification e.g. GCSE, A level or vocational equivalent
  • Meaningful work experience
  • Help to achieve GCSE English and maths at grades A*-C if you do not already have them
  • Practical activities that help your personal development including study skills, enrichment activities, employability training and classes in personal and social skills to get you ready for further education or employment.
  • Support to enable you to progress to the next level of study or employment

English and Maths

English and Maths skills are vital for employment and to secure a place on courses at a higher level, including university.

We have a team of tutors who will work with you to achieve these essential qualifications and enable you to apply these skills in your day to day activities and work.

Since September 2013 any young person who does not achieve their GCSE in English language and mathematics at grade C or above will have to continue their studies at college. Students who have a grade D in either subject must study these subjects at GCSE level.

Study Programmes

Study Programmes for students aged 16-18

At The City of Liverpool College you will undertake a personalised Study Programme, which will help you to achieve your ambitions and career goals.

All of our Study Programmes are designed to help you to develop your skills and widen your college experience.

What you should expect from your Study Programme:

  • A substantial qualification e.g. GCSE, A level or vocational equivalent
  • Meaningful work experience
  • Help to achieve GCSE English and maths at grades A*-C if you do not already have them
  • Practical activities that help your personal development including study skills, enrichment activities, employability training and classes in personal and social skills to get you ready for further education or employment.
  • Support to enable you to progress to the next level of study or employment

English and Maths

English and Maths skills are vital for employment and to secure a place on courses at a higher level, including university.

We have a team of tutors who will work with you to achieve these essential qualifications and enable you to apply these skills in your day to day activities and work.

Since September 2013 any young person who does not achieve their GCSE in English language and mathematics at grade C or above will have to continue their studies at college. Students who have a grade D in either subject must study these subjects at GCSE level.

What the course leads to

H.E - eventually obtaining entry in to areas such as educational psychology, clinical psychology and occupational psychology. This A-level course is designed to help you get to the next stage of your education or employment, and since it is a qualification in people, it is beneficial for most careers. For example, you could become a psychologist (Health; Forensic; Work; Educational; Clinical, Child) or a counsellor. Psychology is also a good qualification for working in Human resources or management roles. Alternatively, Psychology is great if you want a future in research.

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Entry Requirements

When the course runs

What's on offer at The City of Liverpool College

What's on offer at The City of Liverpool College

"College is much more flexible which suited me well. It also had a wider range of courses available to study than my school sixth form."

Liam Roberts successfully achieved A*, A, A. Liam progressed onto the University of Greenwich.

Course Location

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Disclaimer

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Course Bundle Lookup

Course bundles are designed for 16 - 18 year olds only.

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