Practical Vs Theory
Ever wondered if prison really does change criminal behaviour? Or why some people conform? Or perhaps if the experience 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 changes.
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.
The standard requirement for A Levels at Stamford College 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 additional entry requirements, please see below
Minimum grade 5/C or above in maths and 6/B in two humanities subjects including English Language.
We will review each application on a case-by-case basis to ensure you get a place on the course most suitable for you. We offer an online interview which will explain the A Level programme and also allow for an informal chat with the tutor for each subject before an offer to study with us can be made to you.
Once enrolled one of the ways we make sure the course is right for you 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 subject and course if you change your mind or find the course is not right for you in the first 6 weeks ‑subject to availability
- Moving you between A‑Levels and a Level 3 Diploma if you are finding your current level too hard — subject to availability
- One-to-one reviews with your academic tutor to ensure you are progressing and achieving well
Our course enquiries and admissions team can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org should you have any further questions.
How The Course Will Be Assessed
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.
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 accept 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
Studying further degrees in:
You will study the following units:
- Social influence
- Approaches in Psychology
- Research methods
Learners benefit from a range of additional activities that broadens their experience and prepares them well for life after College.