Psychology A Level
Studying Psychology will assist in careers within the health, care and education sectors. It is the study of people – how they act, react and interact – and will lead into careers such as counselling, occupational therapy and social care. In Psychology you will plan, carry out and take part in your own pieces of psychological research.
Psychology is the scientific study of behaviour and the mind. It offers a unique educational experience that develops a distinct and broad set of skills. Stimulating content is at the heart of this engaging qualification which will encourage students to think like psychologists.
Topics include research methods, responses to people in authority, memory, external influences on children’s behaviour, regions of the brain, brain plasticity, understanding disorders, measuring differences in individuals, issues in mental health, criminal psychology and also child psychology.
- Design and carry out your own pieces of psychological research
- Learn the psychological explanations for the Holocaust
- Find out more about how to improve your memory
- Have a better understanding of how human memory works
- Discover if your personality type means you are more susceptible to stress
- Understand the problems psychologists face when having to diagnose disorders
- Find out what happens to your development if you are raised in isolation with no contact with others
- Be able to demonstrate how learning takes place
- Have a better understanding of how psychologists treat psychopathology
- Find out why we obey figures of authority
It is a challenging course that encourages learners to engage in psychology in their everyday lives.
It provides insight into, and experience of, how Psychology works.
The course allows students who have a love of maths and science to further develop their skills, in a psychological context.
Teaches students to make informed choices about further study and about their career choices.
- Exam: 100%
- Awarding Body: OCR
2017 Results: 100%
Where Courses Become Careers
In most universities Psychology is studied as a natural science alongside Chemistry, Biology, Physics and Maths and is often paired with a science or social science such as sociology or criminology. A wide range of career options are open to Psychology graduates including marketing, the health sector, as well as sports or criminology. With further training, Psychologists can progress into careers such as counselling, teaching, clinical psychologists, forensic psychologists, educational psychologists and occupational psychologists.
Make your mark
How SFC will help you to boost your CV by developing your skills and qualifications…
Studying Psychology equips you with a number of valuable transferable skills including being able to communicate effectively using appropriate language, to interpret and critically assess scientific data, and to research and critically evaluate a range of sources. The course also encourages a development of strong literacy and numeracy skills. The acquisition of such a diverse range of skills will be of great benefit to students in further education, the workplace and society in general.
On this pathway
Are you interested mental disorders, approaches to treatment, and the role of professionals in supporting and promoting mental health? You will develop knowledge and understanding of key approaches and theories in psychology and apply these to issues relevant to contemporary society, for example lifestyle choices and unhealthy behaviours such as addiction. This course will help you understand human behaviour in a scientific manner. Theoretical explanations for individual behaviour you learn about are then applied to real life scenarios.
Do you have a passion for education and the ambition to share this with young people? This T-Level in Early Years Education and Childcare is designed to provide you with the skills, experience and knowledge required to progress into a career in this sector or onto higher education.
Do you have a keen interest in sport and are regularly involved in performing or coaching? Do you want to develop knowledge and understanding of the scientific factors that underpin performance in physical activity and sport? Would you like to analyse, evaluate and improve your own sporting performance? Then this could be the course for you!
Ever wondered how we developed into the society we are today? How the way you see yourself determines the way people identify you? Whether men or women are more likely to commit a crime? If you have then this course might be for you! This course allows you to better understand the world around you. What are the current inequality issues in our society today? What is the government doing about these issues and how to sociologists explain them?
Would you like to develop your understanding of how care workers need to behave in order to look after people who may not be able to care for themselves? Then this course could be for you! On this course you will develop the skills, knowledge and behaviours required to enter employment into the Health, Social Care or Education sectors.
Could you be interested in the scientific study of behaviour and the mind? Psychology offers a unique educational experience that develops a distinct and broad set of skills. Stimulating content is at the heart of this engaging qualification which will encourage students to think like psychologists. This course will help you understand human behaviour in a scientific manner. You will learn to unpick reasons and explanations to understand why people behave in the way they do, whether this be normal or abnormal behaviour.
This course contains a range of units with a high level of flexibility. It will ensure that you develop the skills needed to get to and succeed at your next stage in life.
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