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A-Level Psychology

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Course overview

Ever wondered if prison really does change criminal behaviour? Or why some people conform? Or perhaps if the experiences you had before the age of five really do shape the person you are today? Psychology is the science of the human mind and behaviour, and includes the study of mental health and social change.

 

What Does The Programme Include

You will study in a variety of ways. These will include: In class activities, worksheets, quizzes, games, practise exam questions, practical research activities, extended reading, tests, group work and independent study. You will be provided with topic booklets which you will be expected to complete both in and outside of class. We also organise industry visits that are relevant to your subjects and, where possible, subject specific conferences.

Entry Requirements

The standard requirement for A Levels is 5 GCSEs at Grade 5/​C or above as a minimum for humanities subjects and 6/​B in maths for all science subjects.

Each A Level subject has its own additonal entry reuirement, please see below:

Grade 5/​C or above in Science, Grade 6/​B or above in English or a humanities subject.

Worried about your grades?

Whatever your results, we want to assure you that extenuating circumstances will be considered should you not have the grades indicated above. 

We will review each application on a case-by-case basis to ensure you get a place on the course most suitable for you.

One of the ways we do this is through a very effective 6 weeks to success programme’ that operates from the first day you start your course. This includes support such as (but not limited to):

  • Allowing you to change courses if you change your mind in the first 6 weeks
  • Moving you between course levels if you are finding your current level too easy /​too hard
  • Incorporating English and maths GCSE resits in to your timetable if you don’t meet the grades you need
  • One-to-one reviews with your academic tutor to ensure you are progressing and achieving well

Our course enquiries and admissions team are available remotely throughout this unprecedented period. They can be contacted at enquiries@​stamford.​ac.​uk should you have any further questions.

How The Course Will Be Assessed

This is a linear subject which means it is examined externally entirely at the end of year two. There will be end of year exams in June of your first year which will determine your progress and whether you can enter the second year. During the two years of study, you will be regularly assessed under test conditions to practise being able to understand and respond to the questions asked in the correct time allocation so that you are fully prepared for the final exams. There is an assessment calendar for A levels which includes timed assessment every 4 to 5 weeks. Feedback gained from these assessments will help you to develop your skills, target your revision and where necessary enable us to provide additional support.

Additional Information

Psychology is a scientific based subject and you will be expected to undertake some research and apply scientific approaches. There will also be a maths element.

You will study 3 A Level subjects, plus tutorial and career development sessions. Each subject has 6 hours per week contact time, with approximately 4 hours of independent study. 

Unfortunately we cannot accpet students who only want to study a single A Level subject due to funding limitations.

Potential Future Career

Example job roles in:

  • Forensic Psychologist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Nurse
  • Teacher

Studying further degrees in:

  • Psychology
  • Criminology
  • Sociology
  • Teaching
  • Law

Course Content

You will study the following units:

  • Social influence
  • Memory
  • Attachment
  • Approaches in Psychology
  • Bio-psychology
  • Psychopathology
  • Research methods

Plus:

  • Relationships
  • Stress
  • Addiction

 

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I achieved A*, A*, A and secured a place at The University of Nottingham to study Theoretical Physics and work towards my PHD.

Thomas Vincent

 

 

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