A Level Psychology

What will be studied:

In the first year you will study topics such as memory, social influence, attachment, and biopsychology. In the second year you will study topics including schizophrenia, relationships and addiction. Knowledge and understanding of research methods, practical research skills and mathematical skills are also studied. These skills are developed through study of the specification content and through practical research activities, involving designing and conducting research and analysing and interpreting data.

How will I be assessed?

The A Level psychology course is assessed through three written exams in June of the second year.

What next?

With psychology now recognised by universities as a hard science (alongside biology, chemistry and physics) it is an excellent qualification that can lead directly into work or to a range of different courses in further and higher education. A psychology degree is one of the most popular degrees in the UK. Psychology degrees attract those from both scientific and arts backgrounds. The mixture of applied sciences, philosophy and social science means that students can take their studies in a number of directions.

Many psychology graduates go on to become chartered psychologists; specialising in clinical, educational, occupational, forensic, health or sports psychology. With a psychology qualification your career options are vast, and those who don’t become trained psychologists often go into related psychology careers within healthcare, mental health support, education or in other people-focused roles. The scientific and research elements of the course make human resources, advertising, marketing, retail management, academia and careers such as accountancy realistic goals.

Further Information:

If you need any further information about studying A Level psychology please contact:

Mrs Mohamedali – nmohamedali@bluecoat.uk.com

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