PsychologyA Level • Level 3
About the course
This course will enable you to develop the skills to understand the reasons for human behaviour. Psychology encourages you to develop analytical thinking skills and to rigorously analyse and critique key psychological studies. You will develop mathematical skills to allow you to conduct statistical analysis of data using key psychological case studies. This course allows you to understand human behaviour by looking at it through different lenses of explanation. You will study three separate areas: Research Methods in Psychology, Psychological Themes through Core Studies and Applied Psychology, which includes Forensic Psychology, Mental Health and Child Psychology.
Type of LearningSchool Leaver
Study ModeFull Time
Location ByBurnley College
05/09/2022, 05/09/2022, 05/09/2022
At least six GCSEs at grade 5 or above in a good range of subjects, including both English and Mathematics. Additional entry requirements for this course are: at least a grade 5 in GCSE Science, however at least a grade 6 is preferred. As this is a written subject, a good level of written English is required and a grade 6 in GCSE English desirable.
A Levels are assessed via external examination
Careers & Progression
On successful completion of this course you may progress to a range of Degree courses which may then lead to Post Graduate study. Careers that this course may lead to include clinical psychologist, counselling psychologist, educational psychologist, forensic psychologist, health psychologist, occupational psychologist, sport and exercise psychologist, teacher, psychological well-being practitioner, careers advisor, counsellor, police, human resources, marketing, psychotherapist.
Extra curricular activities
In previous years students have attended a variety of visits and guest lectures, including the Behind Bars Conference, Forensic Psychology guest lecturer from Edge Hill University and Medical Psychiatry talk by guest lecturer Dr Datta from Rochdale Hospital.