Six GCSEs 9-4, two from English, Maths OR Science
Two at least grade 6
Specific requirements for Psychology:
It is useful but not essential to have good grades (4 or above) in Maths, Science and English as Psychology involves all these subjects.
There are no requirements to have studied Psychology before.
A Level Psychology is the scientific study of the human mind and behaviour. Psychological research aims to understand all aspects of human behaviour and apply findings to benefit individuals in society. Research in psychology seeks to understand mental health treatment, and many other areas affecting health and daily life.
Topics covered are social influence, memory, attachment and psychopathology.
Topics covered are approaches in psychology, biopsychology and research methods.
Topics covered are issues and debates, relationships, schizophrenia and forensic psychology.
There are three exams. The length of each exam is 2 hours. Each exam is out of 96 marks and worth 33.3% of the total exam. There will be a mixture of questions on each exam paper including: multiple choice, short answer and extended writing.
Evaluation skills, research skills, numeracy skills, extended writing, application of knowledge skills, organisation skills, revision skills and time management
As psychology is the study of the mind and behaviour it can lead to many careers that require knowledge of how people think and react. Such as clinical psychology, forensic psychology, health psychology, sports psychology, physiotherapy, social work, teaching, advertising, marketing, nursing, medicine, criminology, neuroscience, occupational psychology and management.
Psychology is brilliant and interesting.
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