Psychology is an ideal course for someone who is interested in the way that people behave, feel and think. Throughout the course you will study a number of different topics related to everyday behaviour from a variety of viewpoints including biological, evolutionary and psychological approaches. For example, you will learn how genes and biochemical process influence your behaviour as well as the influence of parents and culture.
Year 1: Topics studied include: memory, attachment, biopsychology, abnormality, social influence plus a unit looking at the research techniques psychologists use to investigate behaviour.
Year 2: Further topics are studied including relationships, aggression and stress. You will also be required to discuss issues and debates in psychology. In addition you will develop your understanding of biopsychology and use your statistical knowledge to analyse data.
All assessments are exam based. Question papers involve multiple choice, short answer questions, data analysis skills and also include essay questions
At least 5 GCSEs graded 9-5 including English, Science
and Maths at grade 4 or above.