This fascinating subject covers a wide range of sub-topics, including cognitive mental processes (memory and attention), how humans develop through different stages of life and how biological and environmental factors play a role in their behaviour (nature vs nurture), the study of mental health disorders and criminal behaviour.Throughout the course students will be provided with the key skills needed to critically analyse, research and gain independence in their ability to study key concepts and construct essays. Students will study topics such as regions and functions of the brain, moral development in children and responses to people in authority. In year two, students will be introduced to component three – applied psychology. They will explore the historical view of the mental illness, different expectations of why illnesses develop and the range of treatments.

Entry Requirements

Students will need three Grade 5s and three Grade 4s including a Grade 5 in GCSE (or equivalent) English and mathematics. They should also have a broad range of GCSEs 9-4 (A*-C), including good grades in relevant subjects.


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Psychology (A-Level) (Level 3)Pendleton Sixth Form College03/09/202424/25
Psychology (A-Level) (Level 3)Pendleton Sixth Form College05/09/202323/24

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