A2 Psychology follows on from the AS Psychology course. You must have passed the AS course in order to progress onto this course. You will have the opportunity to study some of the AS topics in more depth, for example the main approaches in Psychology and Research Methods. There are also new areas to be studied, such as Depression and Relationships. Each topic is studied in much more detail at A2 and you will be required to write more detailed and analytical essays so these skills are essential.
A2 Psychology modules include:
- Unit 3: Topics in Psychology including Aggression, Gender and Relationships.
- Unit 4: Psychopathology (Depression), Psychology in Action (Media Psychology) and Research Methods.
There are two exams at the end of the year.
Students studying Psychology at Loughborough College benefit from the very recently refurbished Psychology room, which is an excellent learning environment. Our current students enjoy working in this room as it has flexible learning spaces and a comfortable sofa area, which makes their experience a more enjoyable one. In Psychology we can relate research and theories to real life situations, which gives the opportunity to explore current issues and behaviour.
Students need to have passed the AS Psychology course and also have 5 GCSE subjects grade A* - C, including GCSE English Language and Maths.
Students who have studied Psychology often go on to Higher Education to study for degrees in Psychology, Criminology, Forensic Psychology, Social Policy, Sociology, Media, Law or other Humanities related courses. Psychology is particularly relevant for careers that are people based such as, Health and Social Care, Human Resources, Advertising, Business, Social Work or Politics.