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Ulverston Victoria High School

Ulverston Victoria
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Psychology

Entry Requirements

Grade 6 (B) in English Language or Literature, a Grade 6 in any Science subject and a Grade 5 (C) in Mathematics. 

Course Content

In Year 1, students will develop a broad knowledge and understanding of the core areas of psychology through a range of topics. These include Social Influence, Memory and Attachments.

During their first year,  students will also study a range of Approaches in Psychology (including Biopsychology) as well as explanations of, and treatments for, illnesses such as Phobias and OCD within the Psychopathology topic.

In Year 2, there is further development of students’ knowledge and understanding of research methods, practical research skills and mathematical skills alongside their studies of topic-based options (relationships, aggression and schizophrenia). 

Students will also answer questions on issues and debates such as nature versus nurture and free will versus determinism.

Specification

Assessment

 
A Level Units in Year 13  % of A Level
Paper 1 - Topics in Psychology   33.3%
Paper 2 - Psychology in context   33.3%
Paper 3 - Issues and options in Psychology    33.3%

Careers

Educational, occupational, clinical, prison, community and health psychology, counselling, social welfare, teaching, research, sales and marketing, finance, administration and human resources.

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