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A-Level Psychology


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Exam Board: AQA

Entry Requirements: Grade 5 or above in GCSE Mathematics, Science and English.

Why study Psychology?

Why do you hang with certain types of people? Why do your emotions sometimes get the best of you? Why do serial killers kill? Why can you be influenced - and influence others? How do you detect the pathologies of the mind? Why do you remember what happened on Christmas Day last year but not what you ate yesterday?

If you've ever spent time thinking about these puzzles, psychology may be for you. Psychologists could hold the answers. And if they don’t yet, you can be sure they are looking for them.

During your time at STFS, you will be able to conduct your own research and try to answer these questions yourself.

Psychology is the scientific study of the mind and human behaviour. Psychologists observe and conduct experiments to find out more about the way people act and interact. They try to understand what motivates, challenges or changes us and use this understanding to help us tackle personal and social problems.

If you study psychology you’ll be able to become autonomous in your learning, hone your analytical and organisational skills and not only learn about scientific research methods but apply them, including collecting and working with data. Learning about human behaviour will help to build your communication skills and improve your teamwork and leadership skills.

Beware, it will require a lot of work from you, but it will be mightily rewarding! Are you ready for this challenge? 

Psychologists can work in social care, criminology, police forces, mental health, human resources, consulting, education, business, research and sports.

What does the course involve?

Where will Psychology lead me post Sixth Form?

Psychology is useful for a range of social science, criminology, police, army, arts and healthcare related degrees including: childhood studies, Media Studies, Physiotherapy, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Sports Science, Psychology, Sociology, Speech Therapy and Social Work.

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