Psychology is the scientific study of the mind, body and our social behaviour. Students with an interest in people, their thought processes, why people behave the way they do and how people interact with each other will find psychology a challenging but rewarding subject to study. During your course you will learn about: The different approaches/ theories in psychology, Ethical constraints governing research, How psychology can be applied to cultural, social and contemporary issues, How to use a range of research methods to investigate areas of psychological interests. Paper 1 will cover an introduction to psychology with the topic of memory, social influence, research methods, attachment and abnormality. Paper 2 will cover approaches/ theories in psychology, research methods and biopsychology which looks at the body’s reactions to stress and sleep. Paper 3 will cover issues and debates that affect psychology and its research followed by the options from the following: aggression, eating behaviour, relationships, Schizophrenia, addiction and forensic psychology.
Rawlins Level 3 P16 entry requirements. C grade in English Language / English and a grade C in Core, Additional Science or Physics, Chemistry or Biology GCSE.
Psychology allows access to a wide range of careers and higher education courses. You will have developed important skills of analysis and evaluation. You will have learned how to organise information and communicate complex ideas. You will also have learned how to plan research, carry it out and analyse data. These skills are sought after by employers, universities and colleges. Psychology combines well with a range of subjects, enabling students to move on to science, arts, humanities degrees as well as more career specific degree courses. Anyone considering a career which involves working with people will find psychology useful.