What you’ll learn:
Psychology is the scientific study of mental processes and behaviour. A Level Psychology develops a range of valuable skills, including critical analysis, independent thinking and research.
The course consists of compulsory topics covering a range of behaviours; Memory, Attachment, Social Influence, Psychopathology, Approaches and Biopsychology.
This will be followed in Year 2 by three optional units looking at Aggression, Schizophrenia and Cognition
How you’ll be assessed:
Informal assessment will be on going throughout the course, using homework, timed essays and pre-public exams.
Formal assessment will be at the end of the two year course and consist of three two hour exams.
There is no coursework.
An understanding of Psychology and human behaviour can be applied to most careers.
Further study at university can lead to specific careers including Educational Psychologist, Forensic Psychologist and Clinic Psychologists.