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GCSE Psychology

GCSE Psychology

Course Information


Course Level
– 2
Course Type – GCSE
Specific Entry Requirements
GCSE English & Maths at Grade 3
Duration – 1 Years
Student Age – 16-18

About The Course

Most people find Psychology a fascinating subject because it’s about how our minds work. How we cope with the challenges of life? Why we do the things we do and how we are influenced by the behaviour of others? Studying Psychology will help you develop critical thinking and will significantly improve your written communication skills. You will gain knowledge on scientific studies about human behaviour and explore how such knowledge can be applied to everyday life and situations. There will be opportunities for discussion and investigating challenging and thought-provoking studies. The course requires extensive reading, writing and independent learning.

How Is The Course Taught?

The course is taught through a range of interactive and teacher led activities such as discussions, debates, presentations and group work.  

How will I be Assessed?

You will be regularly assessed through key assignments based on real exam questions. Your final exam will be at the end of the year and will be made up of two papers. Some of the exciting topics you’ll be studying will include, criminal psychology, psychological problems and social influence.  

What does it lead to?

On completion of this course, you can progress onto a programme Humanities A-level subjects or onto a vocational programme such as Health and Social Care

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