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A-Level Psychology

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  • Fee
    16-18 Free  /  19+ £2,172 per year*
  • Duration of course 72 Weeks (Over 2 years)
  • Course type Full-time
  • This course is suitable for 16-18; Adults

To apply for A Levels

Please choose an initial A Level you would like to apply for, then follow the on screen instructions on the online application form.  Add the names of the additional A Levels you would like to study into your personal statement, indicating why you have selected those options.


Course content

Psychology is the science of the mind and behaviour. On the course you will learn about Memory, child development, stress and immunology, conformity and rules of obedience, abnormality and mental health. This is all tied in with scientific enquiry, and there is some mathematical calculations and understanding of research that is required.  

What have students who have taken this course in the past progressed to?

Students that have study psychology go into a wide range of professions and higher courses. Students do this subject because it fits well with other A levels; many universities regard psychology as a science subject so is suitable for medical ambitions.  You might have an interest in helping or caring professions, counselling, nursing or occupational health. Psychology can be useful for anyone wanting to work in jobs that involve organising people, whether that be in management, training or teaching. Some of our previous students from the college take are now on degree courses in: Psychology; Forensics, Criminology, Law, Social Work, Medicine, Nursing, Philosophy, English, Languages, International Relations, Business Studies and Management, Sport, Physiotherapy and even Archaeology

   

How will I learn?

You will experience a variety of teaching methods and styles both classroom based and be expected to undertake experiments in the field. We will also go on a few trips to museums and academic events in London. You will also get the chance to complete a dissection in the biology laboratory.   

How will I be assessed?

You will have two theoretical written examinations at the end of the course.  The exam will be under timed conditions.  

How much time should I be expected to spend on assignments, projects, field trips etc.?

You will be expected to spend around 5 hours per week outside lesson time to complete set work

Which awarding body is the course validation by?

AQA

What qualifications or skills do I need to show I have before I can enroll?

You should possess at least 6 GCSEs grades A* to C. In particular Grade B in GCSE Maths plus either BB in Core/Additional Science or Grade B in GCSE Biology would be an advantage.

Expected prior knowledge

You should have a sound scientific background at GCSE level and a keen interest in people generally.

English level

GCSE Grade C or above

Mathematics level

GCSE Grade B or above

Equipment and other costs

Specific to this course you will be expected to buy a textbook and some relevant other books or periodicals. You will be expected to contribute to the cost of any tickets for external events although these are often subsidised.   

For further information please call 020 7258 2721, email customer.services@cwc.ac.uk or come to one of our Open Days.


* Fee information

Fees shown are set against the current year (August 2016 to July 2017) and are subject to change when Government funding changes are announced.

All our full time further education courses (Entry to Level 3) are free if you are 16-18 years old and meet UK residency requirements. Depending on your circumstances, you may also be eligible for financial support to help with other costs associated with your course such as free school meals and travel.

If you are  enrolling onto a Level 3 or 4 course and aged 19 or over, you may be required to pay fees depending on your residency status, educational background and personal circumstances.