Psychology

Transition materials for Y11 going into Y12

WHAT IS PSYCHOLOGY?
Psychology is a subject that focuses on human behaviour and mental processes. A big part of the course is looking at theories to explain certain aspects of human behaviour and assessing the differences across cultures, genders and approaches. The evaluation of ideas through hypotheses and research evidence is a key aspect of Psychology.

WHY STUDY PSYCHOLOGY?
Students will study Psychology if they want to develop a career that requires an understanding of others’ behaviour.

This qualification will also certainly help towards a career in the Police, becoming a Paramedic, Nurse, Veterinary Nurse or anything that requires empathy and understanding.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
To study at Cowley Sixth Form College, you must have achieved a minimum of five GCSEs or equivalent, graded 9 – 4, across four separate subjects, including GCSE Mathematics and English Language.

In addition, a positive College interview is required.

HOW IS THE COURSE ASSESSED?
Three 2 hour papers (96 marks and weighted at 33.3% each) that include multiple choice, short answer and extended writing.

WHAT CAN I DO WITH AN A-LEVEL IN PSYCHOLOGY?
The majority of our students go on to study courses such as Law, Geography, English Literature, Primary Teaching, Advanced Psychology and Psychology.