Why study this course?
• If you enjoy exploring issues dealing with how and why people behave in certain ways
• If you enjoy finding out more about the link between people’s behaviour and their environment
• If you enjoy planning carrying out investigations to look for patterns and explaining Human behaviour
• If you prepare elements of coursework and examination for the assessment method.
• Occupational Health Psychologist • Education Psychologist
• Child Psychologist • Sport Psychologist
• Forensic and Criminal Psychologist
• Police Force
This is a two-year course, Unit 1 and Unit 3 are external examinations, Unit 2 and Unit 4 are coursework units (58% Exam, 42% coursework weighting)
What you will be studying:
Unit 1: Psychological Approaches and Applications: This unit will give learners the skills and knowledge required to understand four key approaches in psychology – social, cognitive, learning and biological; and subsequently apply these approaches to contemporary issues within society. Exam
Unit 2: Conducting Psychological Research: This unit will give learners the practical skills and knowledge required to complete a piece of psychological research in the form of a pilot study. They will learn how to investigate a specific area of interest in psychology, and then discuss the process practically and ethically.
Unit 3: Health Psychology: This unit will give learners the skills and knowledge required to understand the link between stress and psychological attitude/behaviours and health and illness. It looks at why individuals engage in specific healthy or unhealthy behaviours, and what is needed to change that behaviour for the better.
Unit 4: Criminal and Forensic Psychology: This unit will provide learners with the skills and knowledge required to explore psychological approaches to criminal behaviour and learn how offender profiles are created using different techniques.
Mrs G Jenkins