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A Level

Entry requirements:   

Five GCSEs including Maths & English Language: a minimum of three GCSEs at Grade 4 and two GCSEs at Grade 5.

What is it?    

Psychologists have an interest in human behaviour and the methods used to investigate it. Ideal for those who are naturally curious about such things as obeying authority, the cause of phobias and criminal behaviour. It is a strongly data-led subject.    

Why choose this subject at BSFC?    

The most popular choice of course for students at the College, you have the chance to get involved in various trips to London Zoo, conferences and special days within College such as Phobia Day where weird and wonderful wildlife is brought into College to help you learn about phobias in a visceral and hands-on way.

What will I study?    

Topics studied include: Social influence; Memory; Psychopathology; Approaches in psychology; Biological Psychology; Cognition and Development; Schizophrenia; Forensic Psychology; Issues and debates.

How will I be assessed?    

Exams at the end of Year 2  

How will this subject prepare me for the world of work?    

Skills developed on the courses include oral & written communication, computer literacy, numeracy, problem-solving and the ability to carry out independent research, and can underpin careers in educational psychology, therapy or occupational psychology, to name but a few.

Exam Board:

A Level: AQA


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