What will I study?
Psychology is the study of the brain and human behaviour and is therefore directly relevant to every-day life. It focuses on why people behave as they do,
for example, what makes people obey, what happens inside our brain or what makes some people more likely to be a criminal than others?
Students will follow the following units:
• Unit 1: Introductory Topics in Psychology (Social influence, Memory, Attachment and Psychopathology)
• Unit 2: Psychology in Context (Approaches in Psychology, Biopsychology and research methods)
• Unit 3: Issues and Options in Psychology (Issues and debates in Psychology, Relationships, Schizophrenia and Addiction)
All exams are taken at the end of Year 13 and have equal weighting.
Where will it lead?
Psychology provides a useful foundation for any job, as you will nearly always be working with people, whatever career path you follow.
However, it is particularly valuable as preparation for a career in Teaching, Journalism, Social Work, Law and Medicine. In order to work as a Chartered Psychologist, you will need to gain a degree in Psychology and then undertake further work and study a PhD level.