Psychology will allow you to explore the dynamic
nature of human behaviour. Such as, why we queue in an orderly fashion, how we remember our phone numbers, if behaviour is a product of nature or nurture and why some people turn to crime.
You will study:
• How different psychologists explain behaviour
• How memory functions, why attachment to parents
is important and how the social environment impacts behaviour
• Why some individuals experience depression,
phobias and OCD and how this is treated
• The different areas of the brain and how they are
responsible for behaviour, alongside the nature-nurture debate amongst others
• How and why some individuals develop anorexia
or obesity, how we maintain relationships and why some people commit crime
Over the two years of study you will learn how research
methods such as experiments and observations play an important role in psychology as a science and you will develop your critical thinking, communication, mathematical, analytical and evaluative skills.
General entry criteria apply plus a Grade 5 in GCSE
English Language and Grade 5 in GCSE Maths, plus Grade 5 in GCSE Biology or as part of GCSE Combined Science.
Psychology can lead to a career in Clinical psychology, Counselling, Educational psychologist or Further Education teaching and you can go on to study a range of related degrees such as, Psychology, Social Work and Teaching.