WJEC AS/A2 Psychology Level 3
Mode of Study
Blaenau Gwent Learning Zone
01 September 2020
Minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade C or above including English/Welsh 1st Language, Maths/Numeracy and grade B or above in Science
In a nutshell
Psychology is the scientific study of mind and behaviour. The A/AS Level course has been designed to develop a breadth of knowledge of psychology and critical thinking skills necessary for further study.
This course is for you if...
... You have a keen interest in psychology
... You want to further your study at university study
... You are hardworking and self-motivated
What will I be doing?
The first year of study (AS Level) covers the following areas:
- Biological, psychodynamic, behaviourist, cognitive, positive psychology and research methods.
The second year (A2 Level) builds on the knowledge and understanding gained in first year. The content includes:
- Criminal behaviours, schizophrenia, stress, controversies in psychology and applied research methods.
Upon completion of this course, you’ll gain:
- AS Level Psychology
- A Level Psychology
- Skills activities
- English and Maths
What is expected of me?
To enter the course, you’ll need a minimum of 5 GCSEs at Grade C or above, including English/Welsh First Language, Maths/Maths Numeracy and Grade B or above in Science
Full commitment to attendance is required, as is respect for others, enthusiasm for the subject and self-motivation. You’ll be continually assessed and there’s an expectation that you’ll continue your studies and coursework during your own time.
What comes next?
A Level Psychology is very useful in a wide range of settings because of the unique range of skills acquired during the course. It has the rigour of a Science A Level and also develops literacy, numeracy, and critical thinking skills.
You’ll need to make financial contributions to the travel costs of educational visits.
Have any questions or are not sure if this is the right course for you?
Contact our Student Recruitment team
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