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AS Level Psychology Who is the course for? Psychology is a course for anyone interested in understanding human behaviour. It is a multi-disciplinary subject involving scientific analysis, experimentation, case studies, statistical techniques and philosophy. What will I study on the course? AS Level Psychology takes a broad approach to the subject and covers topics ranging from abnormality and developmental psychology, right the way up to neuro-psychology, animal behaviour, psychoanalysis and beyond. You'll learn about great thinkers like Freud, Skinner and RD Laing and develop an understanding of what makes people tick. To put it simply, at some point in the course you'll understand: why dogs dribble at bells why blue eyes are better than brown why executive monkeys get electrocuted how bears ride motorbikes why drilling holes in the top of your head is replaced by drilling in the side why split brains only affect one eyed cats why 'cogito ergo sum' might not be such a great idea why Plato thought brains were like candles why it's better to shout 'fire' than 'murder' why in some countries you can marry a cow how to make your friends evil why some people bark like dogs and thousands of new and fascinating insights into the way humans behave. The Psychology team takes great pride in knowing that they prepare students for examinations. Throughout the course you will also be taught the key strategies for success at A level, including extensive preparation for examinations, unique revision methods and guidance from senior examiners. What other skills will I acquire? ? Skills in intelligent discussion and debate ? The ability to present discursive and evaluative arguments in a clear and concise way ? An understanding of the many ways in which information and 'facts' can be interpreted ? The ability to conduct research and evaluate the research of others ? All of the above skills are valued by universities and employers alike, whatever ? your chosen course in life. What makes this course special? Excellent Reputation Pass rates over the past few years have been consistently high and Psychology forms a thriving part of the College's A Level provision. Experienced Staff The Psychology staff at Bridgwater College have extensive experience of working with this particular syllabus, as well as teaching psychological topics from GCSE up to undergraduate level. Close Links with the Exam Board Bridgwater College has always benefited from close links with the AQAAEB - with both staff and students attending a range of conferences and briefing sessions as well as visits to the College by the Chief Examiner. Innovative Teaching and Resources Psychology at Bridgwater College is taught in an interesting and varied style, backed up by a wide range of resources developed specifically for this course. What do our students say? Good teaching, lessons are never boring Teaching style works well The worksheets are helpful - they make revising easier Revision for the final exams was very thorough How will I be assessed? Students will be assessed through examinations at the end of the year. These will consist of various short-answer stimulus response questions and longer, discursive essays. Preparation for examinations takes the form of regular assignments which are graded A-E in accordance with AQAAEB mark schemes. How long is the course? The AS level is one year. Will this course lead to a qualification? AS Level Psychology. What can I do on completion of this course? Each year the majority of A level students will progress onto university. Some will choose to pursue an interest in Psychology, but most will use Psychology A level to prove to admission tutors that they have a wide range of skills. A level Psychology is especially useful as it straddles the boundary between Science and the Humanities, thus indicating the possession of skills in both areas. Whilst it is true that work in many psychological fields will require further s

AS Level Psychology Who is the course for? Psychology is a course for anyone interested in understanding human behaviour. It is a multi-disciplinary subject involving scientific analysis, experimentation, case studies, statistical techniques and philosophy. What will I study on the course? AS Level Psychology takes a broad approach to the subject and covers topics ranging from abnormality and...

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