Loader
Course Image

Course Description

The Psychology A Level Course will give a fascinating insight into a hugely popular subject. You will learn to design experiments, evaluate scientific research, use statistics effectively and deal with ethical issues. There is also guidance on carrying out practical investigations and psychological methods. Training in Psychology opens up many career paths. In addition to laying the foundations for further study, it is useful not only for future health professionals, but also for a broad range of jobs involving the management of people. Each full A Level Course consists of an AS and A2 Syllabus. The home study course is split into four modules, reflecting the new four module examination structure of A levels. The AS and A2 courses can be sat in their own right as an individual course, but you are required to have completed the AS level syllabus before starting on an A2 syllabus. Each lesson begins with a set of clearly stated objectives and an explanation of its place in the overall programme of study. Effective learning is encouraged through frequent activities and self-assessment questions. There are fifteen Tutor-Marked Assignments (known as TMAs). The Syllabus: This home study course prepares students for the AQA Psychology AS level syllabus 1186 (Specification B) for examinations in June 2009 and later years. Most candidates will then studythe AQA Psychology A2 level syllabus 2186 (Specification B) for examinations in June 2010 and later years. The overall syllabus code is 2185. Click Here to view detailed syllabus information on AQA's Website This specification is designed to: Develop candidates' critical thinking skills Provide students with a sound understanding of the various methods and approaches in psychology Inspire the ability to interpret, evaluate and comment Encourage candidates to develop an in-depth knowledge of the core topics in the specification Allow candidates to demonstrate the ability to use scientific methodology in the context of psychology Examinations: AS At AS, candidates develop a broad knowledge and understanding of the core topics of modern psychology. The topic areas have been chosen for their accessibility and popularity in previous specifications. Paper 1 - Introducing Psychology (1 ? Hours) is 25% of the total A Level marks. Paper 2 - Individual Differences, Social Psychology and Cognitive Psychology (1 ? Hours) is 25% of the total A Level marks. A2 At A2, the specification retains the popular child development options and offers candidates various applied options. The debates section provides the opportunity for extension work and high-level discussion. Paper 1 - Child Development and Applied Options (2 Hours) is 25% of the total A Level marks. Paper 2 - Approaches, Debates and Methods in Psychology (2 Hours) is 25% of the total A Level marks. Practical SkillsCoursework: No Coursework with this syllabus. Pre-Requirements: We will admit Candidates for A Level Courses who have a minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade C and above. These would ideally include English and Maths. Additional Reading: Introducing Psychology: Approaches, Topics and Methods, (D Pennington, J McLoughlin, D Robinson, L Dancer K Boswell & R Smithson) - ISBN: 0340847786 Advanced Psychology AQA (B) (D Pennington, J McLoughlin, D Robinson, K Boswell & R Smithson) - ISBN: 0340859342 Advanced Psychology: Atypical Behaviour (L Turner, D Robinson & D Pennington) - ISBN: 0340859334. Technical Support: Every student receives a personal tutor with whom they need to keep in regular contact. The essential relationship between student and tutor begins with an introductory letter and a telephone call to help decide on a study plan. All tutors are fully qualified teachers holding either a Postgraduate Certificate in Education or a degree in education. So when you enrol on a course you can be assured of the assistance of a professionally qualified subject specific tutor. There is no limit on how often you can contact your tutor. The advice a

The Psychology A Level Course will give a fascinating insight into a hugely popular subject. You will learn to design experiments, evaluate scientific research, use statistics effectively and deal with ethical issues. There is also guidance on carrying out practical investigations and psychological methods. Training in Psychology opens up many career paths. In addition to laying the foundations...

Read More

Related Courses