Psychology

Psychology

Psychology offers the opportunity to study the reasons why people behave the way they do. It explains everything from judgment and perception, to complex psychological disorders, including depression and schizophrenia. Psychology is interested in behaviour causes and the effect that cause has on an individual’s behaviour. This is done using the scientific study of human and non-human behaviour. Psychologists use experimental methods, observation and statistical analysis to research and test their theories. This will formulate a large part of the course.

Factfile:
Duration: 2 years
Starting date: September 2018
Location: SRC Bede Sixth Form

 


What will you do?

You will study and explore a wide range of areas including the following:

  • Biological functions
  • Memory
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Psychopathology

 

How will you learn?

It is important to recognise this is a science so you need to understand scientific concepts and be able to produce written discussion in a scientific way. The course also includes an element of maths. You will study research methods and statistics. Additionally you will conduct your own research.

 

How are you assessed?

Psychology is 100% examination based assessment. At the end of the 2 year course all students will sit three 2 hour examinations.

 

You need:

GCSE English Language at Grade 6/B above. GCSE Maths and Science at Grace 4/C or above.

 

What do you need to know?

Psychology is a very interesting subject which allows you to expand your knowledge and skills greatly.

Psychology is a complex by its very nature. It is an exciting subject that will teach you to think in a more objective and scientific way.

 

What’s next?

Studying Psychology can lead to a range of higher education and specialist career opportunities. These include forensic and clinical psychology. It can also lead to careers in teaching, marketing or medicine.

 

How do I apply/enrol? www.stockton.ac.uk/apply

 

What kit/uniform do I need?

You just need normal day to day stationary and a calculator. Revision guides are also available at an additional cost (optional).

 

3 Reasons to join us

  1. You have an opportunity to develop your understanding in a whole new area and develop excellent understanding of human behaviour
  2. You research interesting phenomena’s that will not only develop essential skills for university, but gives you first-hand experience of human diversity and their thinking
  3. Psychology can help you in your future career. Employers look for the skills that Psychology teaches. This includes critical thinking and objectivity.