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GCSE Psychology

Full-time GCSE Psychology Level 2 | GCSE (9-1) in Psychology

Psychology is the scientific study of the mind and behaviour. Psychologists carry out experiments and research into why we act the way we do, and students will be expected to learn a working knowledge of the results of this research.

In this course you will study:

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19-23

If you are between the ages of 19 and 23 and have not achieved a full Level 2 or Level 3 qualification before, then you may be entitled to a Legal Entitlement to cover the cost of your tuition, exam and material fees.

19+ (English or Maths Course etc.)

If you are 19 or over and taking an English or Maths course up to an including Level 2, and have not previously achieved a GCSE Grade A* to C or grade 4 or higher, then you may be entitled to a Legal Entitlement to cover the cost of your tuition, exam and material fees.

19+ (Level 2 Course or Below etc.)

If you are aged 19 or over and studying a level 2 course or below, you may be entitled to a Low Income/Benefit Waiver. If awarded, this Waiver will cover your tuition, exam and material fees.

19+ (Level 3 Course or Above etc.)

If you are aged 19 or over and studying on a level 3 course or above, and the Level 3 Legal Entitlement does not apply, you will need to pay the full cost of the course. You may however be eligible to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to help with the tuition fees.

Please make arrangements to pay your course fee costs at the time of enrolment. Payment is due prior to the start of your course. The option to pay via an instalment plan is available if required. Please contact the College directly for the most up to date course fees – these may be subject to change.

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Summary

Psychology is the scientific study of the mind and behaviour. Psychologists carry out experiments and research into why we act the way we do, and students will be expected to learn a working knowledge of the results of this research.

In this course you will study:

  • Cognition and behaviour
  • Memory
  • Perception
  • Cognitive development
  • Research methods and data handling
  • Social context and behaviour
  • Social influence
  • Language, thought and communication
  • Brain and neuropsychology
  • Psychological problems

What do I need to join?

To enrol on the GCSE+ programme, applicants are expected to have a minimum grade profile of 2/3 in all subjects. Applicants will need to bring a marked piece of work to the interview. Entry tests in maths and English (and science if applying to a science subject) are required. The tests are usually held during the taster day.

How will I know how I am doing?

This subject is assessed by two 1 hour and 45 minute exams. Paper one covers cognition and behaviour. Paper two covers social context and behaviour.

Work Experience

You will be required to do a minimum of 36 hours of work experience. This is typically done in a week during term time. The aim of work experience is to provide learners with life experience in writing an exciting CV, to help them discover what full-time employment is like and to help them begin to think of potential career paths.

What can I do next?

A psychology qualification and the skills related to it have uses in many fields, from education, to research, to sport, to business management.

A higher psychology qualification can also lead to careers in counselling or clinical care, as well as in other areas that require a knowledge and understanding of human behaviour.

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Course information last updated: Tuesday 12th November 2019 @ 10.50am (5 days ago)

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