Psychology A Level A Level

Subject Area A Levels
Course Type A-Levels
Qualification A Level
Start Date September 2020
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Psychology A Level

Studying Psychology at South Devon College will introduce you to some of the ways in which the human mind and behaviour have been explained.

In the first year you will learn about the biological, cognitive, behaviourist, positive, and psychodynamic approaches in psychology, together with the various research methods that are used to investigate the brain and behaviour.

In the second year you will learn how some of the approaches have been used to understand addictive behaviours, criminality, and schizophrenia.

A degree in Psychology can lead to careers in clinical, educational, health, counselling and occupational pychology, or would be generally useful if you are planning on a career which is very people-focused, for example working as a police officer or social worker.

Course Details

Entry Requirements
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  • You must have 5 GCSEs at Grade 4(C) or above
  • Grade 5 in any two of the following: English, Maths and Science.
What will I learn?
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  • Research methods

  • Psychological themes through core studies

  • Applied psychology

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