Advanced GCE Psychology aims to give students an insight into how and why people behave in certain ways. It will explain about the links between people’s behaviour and the environment using a number of theoretical approaches. Students will gain grounding in scientific methodology and an understanding of how Psychology can be applied to real life situations. Provide students with a fundamental understanding of theory, concepts and research in Psychology.
The course will introduce students to the different approaches in Psychology and to encourage critical appreciation. It will allow students to develop a capacity for critical thinking and to apply different aspects of the subject and relate them to contemporary issues. Throughout the course, students will create an understanding of the role of Psychology and its scientific nature as well as develop of critical and analytical skills.
Students should ideally have a GCSE grade B or above in Mathematics and English. A grade B in GCSE Biology would be useful but is not essential.
Students can follow a degree course in Psychology leading to a career as a qualified Psychologist in several specialist areas including Clinical, Educational and Forensic Psychology. It is also a useful qualification for HE courses such as nursing, human resources, management, teaching and advertising.