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Psychology AS Level Psychology involves delving into the forces that drive and determine human behaviour. You will investigate some of the most important and interesting research conducted by psychologists from around the world as well as learn the skills required for your own research. What does the course involve? In Psychology we focus on understanding how psychologists conduct research through examining famous case studies throughout the history of Psychology. Have you ever thought about these questions? Do our eye movements dictate what we are dreaming about? Do our brains change size depending on our experiences? What does each hemisphere of the brain control? Being a good Samaritan, would you help someone in need? Would you be able to kill a person because you were told to do so? Do children think differently as they grow older? Do we copy our parents? Do our dreams actually mean anything? Can we trust our memories? What effect does Autism have on a person? Do gamblers think differently from non-gamblers? Can a person have more than one personality? What will I study? Psychological Investigations This unit involves the design of psychological research and the examination of the strengths and weaknesses inherent in the methods used. Core Studies You will examine fifteen core studies taken from the five approaches or key perspectives in Psychology. How is the course assessed? Examination at the end of the course What else do I need to know? What can Psychology lead to? An A Level in Psychology can be useful in a number of careers and is also ideal if you go on to study Psychology at degree level. You can specialise in an area of Psychology after university (e.g. counselling, criminal psychology, clinical psychology) or you can use your experience of Psychology in a number of other careers (e.g. teaching, social work, human resources, sports psychology, or a range of business careers). What other costs are there? Supplementary Costs Band A (?0 - ?50) Frequently Asked Questions Do I need to have studied Psychology before? No - the syllabus is intended to be an introduction to the subject and no previous knowledge is required. Do I need to pass the AS level in order to progress A2? Yes, all students need to achieve a minimum of a D grade in order to continue with Psychology at A2 level. Do I need to be good at Maths? Although Psychology is often considered a scientific subject, the mathematical element of the AS course is not too challenging it is preferable that students have gained a higher grade pass in GCSE Maths. However, students considering studying Psychology at degree level should be aware that some universities require an A or B in GCSE Maths and that top universities often require Maths to AS Level at the least. Students should check entry requirements with individual universities. Exam Board = OCR This information is believed to be correct. Cirencester College continually updates and reviews its provision to ensure that it meets the needs of the community. Therefore the right to amend, change or delete learning programmes, accreditation routes or terms and conditions relating to entitlement to study is reserved at all times. We aim to provide open access to a comprehensive range of high quality education and training for the whole community over the age of 16 regardless of race, class, belief, language, gender, sexual orientation, disability, previous educational attainment or particular circumstances. Entry Requirements You will need grade C in FIVE of the following (inc. short GCSEs) : English Language or LiteratureHumanities (History,Geography,RS,Sociology,Psychology)BusinessScience (Core and Additional OR triple)MathsForeign Language - If that does not include GCSE English Language, you must take this course at college and achieve a C to progress to A2. You must achieve a grade C in any GCSE taken which is directly related to this AS level unless a higher grade is specified.

Psychology AS Level Psychology involves delving into the forces that drive and determine human behaviour. You will investigate some of the most important and interesting research conducted by psychologists from around the world as well as learn the skills required for your own research. What does the course involve? In Psychology we focus on understanding how psychologists conduct research...

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