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Psychology AS and A Level School: Sixth Form Centre Attendance Type: Full Time Course Level: Level 3 Course Keywords: social work, social worker, councelling Qualification: As and A levels Summary: What will you learn on this course? To understand psychological theories and research methods To explore different areas of psychology including cognitive, developmental, social, physiological and individual differences To participate in and conduct small-scale psychological investigations and to collect data To analyseinterpret data and evaluate findings To be aware of ethical issues in Psychology To write essays using high level skills of written communication. Course Length: One year for AS and two years for a full A Level Entry Requirements: At least five GCSE passes at Grade A*-C, including English Full Description: How will you be assessed? You will be following the AQA specification A. This comprises 2 AS units and 2 A2 units. Unit 1 is taken in January of the first year of study and Unit 2 is taken in May. Unit 1 AS Memory, Early Socialisation and Research Methods Exam: Structured questions Unit 2 AS Stress, Social Influence and Abnormality Exam: Structured questions Unit 3 is taken in January of the second year and Unit 4 is taken in June Unit 3 A2 Three topics from Sleep, Eating Behaviour and Relationships. Exam: Three essays Unit 4 A2 Psychopathology (Depression), Psychology in Action (Addiction) and Research Methods Exam: Two essays and structured questions on research methods. What other courses go well with this one? Psychology can be studied with any other AS subjects. Students often combine it with other social sciences and it also goes well with a number of arts and humanities subjects. It also can be studied alongside other science subjects. What will you need to buy? There will be a recommended text which students are expected to buy. A complete reading list will be provided at the beginning of the course. What could you go on to do at the end of the course? Take a degree course in Psychology - a degree in Psychology can lead to a number of career options including those where psychological knowledge has direct application e.g. in the fields of occupational, educational or clinical psychology (note that post-graduate qualifications are usually required for such careers). Take a degree course in other subjects - a good grade in Psychology will get you into a wide range of degree programmes that will lead to a variety of career options e.g. in health and social care, business etc. Seek employment in areas like human resources, management or advertising. How can you find out more about the subject? If you want to find out a bit more about the subject , you might like to dip into: Berryman, J., Hargreaves, D., Howells. K., Ockleford, E. & Wilbur, D.J.(2006) Psychology and You: An informal Introduction (3rdedition) BPS Blackwell, BBC Science and Nature website has a section called 'What is Psychology?' which you may find helpful.

Psychology AS and A Level School: Sixth Form Centre Attendance Type: Full Time Course Level: Level 3 Course Keywords: social work, social worker, councelling Qualification: As and A levels Summary: What will you learn on this course? To understand psychological theories and research methods To explore different areas of psychology including cognitive, developmental, social, physiological and...

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