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PSYCHOLOGY - A LEVEL AS A Levels : Full time This is an introductory course into Psychology, covering a broad range of topics geared to the requirements of the AEB specification. This course is one of the most popular both in the college and nationally, with well above average pass rates, and is consequently well recognised as a qualification by both employers and higher education establishments. The AS course consists of compulsory units, introducing you to many areas of psychology. There are 6 units, taken as 3 modules for examination: Unit 1 (1 hour examination): Cognitive Psychology memory, forgetting, eye-witness testimony Developmental Psychology infant attachment, deprivation, daycare Unit 2 (1 hour examination): Physiological Psychology stress as a bodily response, sources of stress, stress management Individual Differences definitions of abnormality, models (explanations) of abnormality, eating disorders Unit 3 (1 hour examination): Social Psychology conformity, minority influence, obedience, ethics in social influence research Research Methods methods, design, analysis One of the AS modules can be taken in January, with the remaining two to be taken in the summer. The A2 course consists of a further 2 modules to be taken in the summer, with a third module, coursework, to be submitted by Easter. Unit 4 (1 hour examination): 3 essays from a choice of 3 in each of the following sections: Social Psychology, Physiological Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Comparative Psychology Unit 5 (2 hour examination): 1 essay from a choice of 3 from Individual Differences 1 essay from a choice of 4 from Perspectives (2 from issues, 2 from debates) 1 structured question from a choice of 2 from Approaches Duration: 2 year(s) Entry Requirements: Students wishing to continue Psychology into A2 to complete the A Level must have achieved an overall pass at AS Level. Fast-track students will attend an interview with a psychology tutor on an individual basis to determine course entry. It is expected that such candidates will have done AS A Level Psychology previously, or have other suitable experience or qualifications. Entry onto evening part-time courses is open to all, but the A2 criteria would still apply. Full-time AS entry requires a minimum of 5 GCSEs, including English Language at grade C (intermediate and above). Mathematics is also a prerequisite and entry may be possible if it is taken additionally while here. The courses require commitment and self-motivation, as considerable reading and note-making are necessary, and at least one textbook (rough cost 20) will need to be purchased and read! You are assessed by the AQA for your ability, not just to learn facts, but also to engage with the material on

PSYCHOLOGY - A LEVEL AS A Levels : Full time This is an introductory course into Psychology, covering a broad range of topics geared to the requirements of the AEB specification. This course is one of the most popular both in the college and nationally, with well above average pass rates, and is consequently well recognised as a qualification by both employers and higher education...

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