In year 1, you will cover topics including Social Influences, Memory, Attachment, Psychopathology, Research Methods and Approaches in Psychology (e.g. the behaviourist and cognitive approaches). In year 2, study in these areas will be extended, and additional topics in Psychopathology, Biopsychology and Issues and Debates in Psychology will be undertaken. There are also a wide variety of optional topics in areas such as Relationships, Gender, Schizophrenia, Eating Disorders and Forensic Psychology (availability of optional topics may depend on demand).
The course will be assessed by examinations at the end of the year. At the end of the first year, you will take two 1.5 - hour examinations which will include multiple choice, short answer and extended writing questions, and which will comprise the assessment for AS award (but do not contribute towards the A-level). At the end of year 2, you will take three 2-hour examinations which will include the material covered in year 1; this will comprise the assessment for the A-level award. There is no assessment of practical skills, however your knowledge of research methods gained through practical activities will be examined in both the AS and A level examinations.
This course will contribute to the requirements for an exciting range of opportunities for further study e.g. you could choose to take degree-level courses in Psychology, Sport & Exercise Science, Forensic Science, Mental Health Nursing and many others.
This could lead to a wide variety of careers, e.g. Teacher, Forensic Psychologist, Mental Health Nurse or Psychologist.
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