Psychology: AS and A Level | Loughborough College

AS and A Level in
Psychology

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Psychology is the study of the mind and behaviour; in particular how and why people behave in certain ways. It can provide theories and suggestions, as well as practical ways of explaining, understanding, and solutions for behaviour. If you are interested in human behaviour and why we are all different but also share similarities, then AS and A Level Psychology is for you.

This course would be taken as part of an A Level programme with subjects, such as Sociology and Law.

Course Content

Year 1:

  • Paper 1: Introductory topics in Psychology, including Social Influence, Memory, and Attachment
  • Paper 2: Psychology in Context, including Approaches in Psychology, Psychopathology, and Research Methods

Year 2:

  • Paper 1: Introductory topics in Psychology, including Social Influence, Memory, Attachment, and Psychopathology
  • Paper 2: Psychology in Context, including Approaches in Psychology, Psychopathology, and Research Methods
  • Paper 3: Issues and options in Psychology, including Issues and Debates in Psychology and then three Psychology options (for example; Gender, Relationships, and Aggression)

Both years are 100% assessed by exam.

Features/Benefits

You will get the opportunity to take part in small experiments to gain an understanding of psychological research. You will also gain skills in critical analysis, essay writing, and independent study during this course.

Entry Requirements

  • GCSE English Language at grade 5; GCSE Maths at grade 4 and a grade 5 in one GCSE Science
  • All Loughborough Sixth Form College courses have minimum entry requirements of at least five GCSEs at grade C/4 or above, including English Language and Maths.

Progression Opportunities

Students who have studied A Level 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 human resources, advertising, business, social work, or politics.

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Key Facts

Dates:

  • September 2018

Mode of Attendance:

  • Full or Part Time

Level:

3

Course Duration:

1 Year

Programme Costs:

  • The fees for this course are currently being confirmed.

Please contact Student Recruitment for more information.

College Course Code:

  • 18/19ASQP

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