Psychology
Type: A Level
Entry Requirements: Two 5/Bs and three 4/Cs in five subject areas at GCSE, to include a minimum of a grade 4/C in Maths and English Language. Science at grade 4/C or above.
Start Date: Sept 2018
Length: 2 years
Course Overview

Psychology is the scientific study of the mind and behaviour. Over the course of the programme, you will cover a broad range of topics, which include looking at research into the areas of Social Psychology – obedience and helping behaviour; Cognitive Psychology – memory and attention; Developmental Psychology – external influences on children’s behaviour and moral development; Biological Psychology – regions of the brain and brain plasticity; Individual Differences – understanding disorders and measuring differences between individuals.

 

What will I learn?

Additional topics that you study include, Issues in Mental Health, Criminal Psychology and Child Psychology.

In addition to covering these areas of psychology, you will learn a variety of skills, which will allow you to critically analyse research, develop improvements to research and plan and design your own practical investigations. Psychology uses the scientific method of experimentation and statistical analysis and requires students to learn to be numerate, to use logical reasoning and to express themselves clearly and concisely in writing.

How will the course be assessed?

You will be assessed by examinations at the end of the two-year course.

You will also be expected to carry out independent study and other personal development activities alongside your programme, such as additional workshops, an Extended Project Qualification, leisure extracurricular activities, volunteering or work experience, or part-time employment.

Enrichment

At NCC we’re committed to ensuring that your studies are career focused and are linked to your future goals. Develop a new skill, learn how to be a leader, volunteer for a good cause and keep fit through sport. Enhance your learning and make the most of the array of activities on offer to help you stand out from the crowd when applying for university, an Apprenticeship or a job.

Progression and Careers

Former students have gone on to study at some of the UK’s top universities, including Lancaster University, Loughborough University, Bangor University, Newcastle University, The University of Manchester, the University of Leeds and the University of Nottingham.

They are reading an array of interesting and challenging degree programmes including Psychology, Sociology, Law, Criminology, Social Policy, Education Studies, Criminological and Forensic Psychology and Sport and Exercise Psychology.

 

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