The A-level psychology course aims to provide a basic knowledge of the main areas of psychology. Students look at how the ideas and theories involved in each area have developed, and explore some psychological questions of their own, by undertaking practical research.
Psychological Investigations – Students cover the main aspects of research methods used in Psychology for collecting and analysing data. These are – Self – report, Experiment, Observation and Correlation.
Core Studies – Students will cover fifteen core studies; three from each of the five approaches: social, cognitive, physiological, developmental and individual differences.
Options in Applied Psychology
Students will cover Health and Clinical Psychology and the Psychology of Education/Sport and Exercise
Approaches and Research Methods in Psychology
Students will design a practical project taking into account the approaches, perspectives, methods, issues and debates.
Students can progress to complete an undergraduate programme of study at University to specialise in the following areas:
- Clinical Psychology
- Counselling Psychology
- Educational Psychology
- Forensic Psychology
- Health Psychology
- Occupational Psychology
- Teaching and Research in Psychology