Level: 3 | Duration: 2 Years | Details: September | Exam Board: OCR
Please note all of our A Level courses must be studied as part of a full time A Level programme. You will choose 3 A level subjects to study over two years.
What is this course about?
Psychology is the scientific study of mind and behaviour. The A Level Psychology will act as a bridge between GCSE and university. The course introduces you to the research skills you will need to conduct your own psychological research by giving you practical experience of conducting mini investigations into human behaviour. As part of this you will learn five inferential statistical tests that can be used to analyse data collected into human behaviour.
Aside from learning how to conduct research yourself, you will also study twenty pieces of existing research in five different areas: Social, Biological, Cognitive, Developmental and Individual Differences. Topics studied include; autism, eye witness testimony, how children learn aggressive behaviour, functions of the brain and the language of psychopaths, to name a few. For each piece of research you will address seven different debates such as psychology as a science and nature vs nurture.
Finally, you will consider some applied areas in Psychology such as Issues in Mental Health, Criminal Psychology and Sport and Exercise Psychology. These topics are very essay based and will help you to develop the quality of your written communication.
Why choose this course?
You will be taught by specialist tutors who are very experienced and who are also examiners. Your tutors are very dedicated and committed to ensuring that you will enjoy the subject and obtain the grade you deserve for progression onto university. Every lesson is interactive and teaching and learning is student focused.
In addition, each lesson is planned to meet the individual needs of each learner.
A minimum of 3 x 5’s and 2 x 4’s at GCSE including a Grade 5 in English Language, a Grade 5 in Maths and a Grade 5 in another written subject.
What will this course lead on to?
Child psychologist, clinical psychologist, psychiatry, counsellor, therapist (for example, marriage/ relationship, child, phobia, addiction, etc.), police officer, teaching, language therapist, etc.
- Extensive “course companion-booklet” guides to take you through the syllabus
- Comprehensive web based and video based resources to extend Psychological understanding
- Bespoke additional sessions to help students improve their grade
What Cronton A Level Psychology students say?
“It’s really interesting, you learn a lot about yourself and other people”
“Tutors are really good at making sure you get the best grade possible”
The Cronton Experience:
During your time at Cronton Sixth Form College, you will have the opportunity to take part in a number of different enrichment activities in your free time. These will increase your enjoyment of your studies and equip you for further success. Click the image below for more information!
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- Duration 50 hours
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 0
- Assessments Yes