Psychology is the science of the mind and behaviour. On the A1 course, you will learn about Social Influence, Memory, Attachments Psychopathology, Approaches and Research Methods. The A2 course content includes issues and debates and 3 options (Schizophrenia, Addiction and Gender). This all ties in with scientific enquiry and mathematical calculations. There will also be an element of understanding of research.
What have students who have taken this course in the past progressed to?
Students that have studied Psychology go into a wide range of professions and on to higher courses. Students who study Psychology do so as it fits in really well with other A-level subjects. Many universities regard Psychology as a Science subject, so it's a suitable subject for medical ambitions. You may 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 involved organising people, whether that be in management, training or teaching.
Some of our previous Psychology students are now studying on degree courses in Psychology, Forensics, Criminology, Law, Social Work, Medicine, Nursing, Philosophy, International Relations, Business Studies and Management, Sport, Physiotherapy and 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 three theoretical written examinations at the end of the course. The exam will be under timed conditions.
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.
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AS and A Level
University, Higher Education study
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?
What qualifications or skills do I need to show I have before I can enrol?
You should possess at least 6 GCSEs including Maths at grade 5 and English at grade 6, plus grade 6 in core/additional Science or Biology.
Expected prior knowledge
You should have a sound scientific background at GCSE level and a keen interest in people generally.
GCSE grade 6 or above.
GCSE Grade 5 or above.
To be eligible for free meals you must be enrolled on a full time course, funded by the EFA and you or your parents must be in receipt of one or more of the following benefits:
All applicants will be required to provide evidence dated within four months of the application, showing that they are in receipt of a qualifying benefit.
A student is only eligible to receive a free meal when they, or their parent/ guardian have made a successful application to City of Westminster College.
Students aged between 19 and 24 on 31st August 2015 who are subject to a Learning Disability Assessment (LDA) or Education Health and Care Plan (EHC Plan) are entitled to a free meal if they meet the eligibility criteria.
Students must attend their classes to continue to be eligible for free meals at College.
Students will be allocated £2.50 for each day they are timetabled to be in college. There is no cash alternative. Credits will be loaded onto the Student ID card. Students must have their College ID card to get their meal. Students cannot get a meal with temporary ID cards.
Credits not spent at the end of each day will be withdrawn.
Students are advised to purchase nutritious meals. The credits cannot be spent on items such as: cookies, cakes, fizzy drinks or confectionary.
All our Further Education (FE) courses (Entry to Level 3) are free to EU residents who are under 19 years old on the 31st August 2018. For a few courses you may be expected to contribute towards the cost of specialist materials and resources. However, depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for financial help from the College’s Learner Support Fund. You should apply for any such financial support as soon as you have been offered a place. If you are aged 19 or over on 31st August 2018 and you are a UK/EU resident you will normally be required to pay a course fee.
The cost of your course will include tuition fees and examination fees, where applicable. Where a course requires additional specialist materials, there may be an additional cost. Some courses are cheaper than others because they are part funded by the government; some of these courses may also attract concessionary fees for some people.
If you are aged 19+ or over and studying a Level 3 course, you may be eligible for an Advanced Learning Loan. To be eligible for this loan, you must have been living continuously in the UK for 3 years immediately before the start date of your course. You must also be undertaking a course of study that is at Level 3 or above, e.g. National Diploma/Certificate etc. For more information click here.
Concessionary rates are now available for learners that meet the following criteria:
If you are on a low income you may be eligible for financial support towards tuition fees from the Discretionary Learner Support Fund.
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Care to learn - childcare support for young people aged 16-20
If you are aged under 20 at the beginning of your course, or moving to the 2nd year of a level 3 course, and are caring for your own child you may be entitled to £175.00 maximum per week, per child through Care to Learn.
Please ensure you register on the Care to Learn website even if you haven’t chosen your childcare provider or the course you want to study. Once you have registered Care to Learn will confirm financial support in principle.
For further details and help with making an application please visit https://www.gov.uk/care-to-learn or speak to a Student Advisor.
If you are aged 20+ when you start a course and need financial support to help with the cost of childcare while you study the college may be able to help.
You will be required to make use of any government NEF or 2+ Funding before requesting any financial support from the college.
It is essential that you speak to a Student Advisor prior to enrolling on a course to discuss your personal circumstances, childcare needs and to find out if there are funds available.
Eligibility for help with childcare costs is based on your personal circumstances.
You need to have evidence that you meet general discretionary Learner Support Funds or 19+ Advanced Learning Loan bursary fund criteria:
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The Education Funding Authority has allocated money to colleges to support students who are on low incomes or the dependent of parents on a low income, and need support towards their course-related costs or essential living costs or are facing financial difficulty.
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