Psychology, A Level
This course can also be studied if you are an adult aged over 19 years old. Psychology is the scientific study of mind and behaviour. Psychologists study people in an attempt to understand why we behave as we do.
Psychology is a multifaceted discipline and includes many sub-fields of study in areas such as child development, sports psychology, health psychology, psychopathology, social behaviour and cognitive neuroscience. Psychologists perform scientific and non-scientific investigations and then apply their theoretical findings to explain everyday behaviour.
Through studying A Level Psychology you will gain transferable skills of analysis, evaluation and critical thinking. You will also gain knowledge and understanding of how science works which will prepare you for further study. If you are fascinated by the idea of understanding the human brain and the complexities of human behaviour, this course is for you.
You will learn about psychological approaches including biological, positive and psychodynamic, and discover how they relate to each other. You will also study key pieces of research covering a variety of perspectives and topics such as criminal behaviour. You will discover how psychological data is collected and can go on excursions and explore the subject in depth.
There will be three hours of teaching each week as well as weekly small group and one to one tutorials. In addition, you should be prepared to do at least three hours of reading and research outside of class each week. Delivery of the lessons will be online, with resources and extra reading posted to the shared Teams (a free download) or online classroom.
- Social Influence
- Psychology in Context
- Approaches in Psychology
- Research Methods
- Scientific Processes
- Data Handling and Analysis
- Inferential Testing
- Issues and Debates in Psychology
- Cognition and Development
- Eating Behaviour
- Forensic Psychology
All units are assessed with examinations.
If you are aged between 19 and 23 your tuition and exam fees could be free, depending on your previous qualifications and financial circumstances. If you are over the age of 19 but don't qualify for free tuition you can apply for the Advanced Learner Loan to cover the main course fees. They are not credit based or means tested - so they will not affect your credit rating. You won't have to pay back a penny until you are earning more than £27, 295 a year. Contact us today to find out more about Advance Learner Loans or adult bursaries.
Successful completion of this course enables you to progress to higher education courses. The knowledge and skills you acquire on this course are valued by employers in many different industries.
Preparing learners for the future is an integral part of everything we do at Weston College. Whether you want to bolster your employment prospects, upskill or change careers, our friendly careers staff are committed to helping students get on the right career path.
As an adult learner at Weston College, you will have access to our specialist, highly qualified careers advisors who are on hand to assist you with making those important decisions about careers and course choices. Whether you need support with developing your employability skills, or you are investigating your future options, we’ll be there to help you through the process.
You can also use our free-to-access Career Coach programme to provide yourself with a detailed careers assessment, which you can then talk through with one of our advisors, as well as the assessment directing you to certain courses that will help you on your career journey. As a Microsoft College all students and apprentices are given FREE access to LinkedIn Learning – an online educational platform that helps individuals discover and develop business, technology-related, and creatives skills through expert-led course videos.
5 GCSES or O levels at 4 to 9 or A-C including English Language or Literature.
We will consider individuals without these requirements if they have specific work-related experience.
All applicants will need to complete a literacy and numeracy entrance test.
5 GCSES or O levels at 4 to 9 or A-C including English Language or Literature. We will consider individuals without these requirements if they have specific work-related experience. All applicants will need to complete a literacy and numeracy entrance test.
Category & Subject AreaA Levels Courses for adults Courses for adults Distance Learning Health and Social Care
iAn interview is required for this course.
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