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 100% online with no visits to the College. There is guidance from a tutor, but no tutoring. During the 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.
Assessments are through exam questions, essays, multiple choice quizzes, research analysis, and creating research portfolios. If you wish to take the exams at the end of the course, you will need to register as a private candidate with AQA and arrange to sit the exams at a suitable location. The course fee does not include exam fees.
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.
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.
AQA A Level Psychology syllabus 'A'
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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. The course can also lead to eventually obtaining entry into areas such as educational psychology, clinical psychology and occupational psychology.
Students will not need to have any experience in Psychology, nor do they need any other qualifications, although the course will be easier for those who already have GCSE English and maths.
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