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  • Psychology

    Course entry requirements

    Specification: AQA
    Subject entry requirements: GCSE grade 6 or higher in English Language and GCSE grade 6:6 or higher in Science

    Psychology is the scientific study of the human mind and behaviour. It has always been a popular choice at Finham, with a track record of success, and of students wishing to carry on their studies in the subject at university. There are 3 elements to the A Level course:

    1. Introductory topics: learn about conformity, how the mind remembers and forgets and how children form attachments
    2. Psychology in context: learn about the different approaches in psychology and how to design your own research.
    3. Issues & debates and options in psychology: learn about debates surrounding human behaviour; with options looking into gender differences and the criminal mind.

    All these topics will involve learning about and evaluating Psychological studies already carried out; devising your own studies and experiments; and asking wider questions such as the ‘nature / nurture’ debate.

    Who is this course suited to?

    This subject suits students who are keen to learn more about people and why they function the way they do. Potential candidates do however, need to be aware that Psychology is a Science – and so you need to not only have a ‘scientific’ brain, but also be happy to use Maths skills regularly, when analysing data and investigating research.

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