- Course start date:
- 12 Sep 2017
- Course end date:
- 29 Jun 2018
- 09:00 - 17:00
On the A-Level Psychology course, you will study for 4 hours per week.
You will complete the AS-Level in the first year and the A2 in the second to form a full A-Level.
The course includes a wide range of topics in Psychology, and will be taught through theory sessions, practical activities, learning games and online activities.
The course can be taken in the following ways:
- As a stand-alone part-time course.
- As an ‘add on’ to a Full Time Level 3 Study Programme at the College, for example alongside a BTEC Extended Diploma.
- As part of a study programme with another two A-Levels (full-time package).
What will I learn?
In year 1, you will cover topics including Social Influences, Memory, Attachment, Psychopathology, Research Methods and Approaches in Psychology (e.g. the behaviourist and cognitive approaches). In year 2, study in these areas will be extended, and additional topics in Psychopathology, Biopsychology and Issues and Debates in Psychology will be undertaken. There are also a wide variety of optional topics in areas such as Relationships, Gender, Schizophrenia, Eating Disorders and Forensic Psychology (availability of optional topics may depend on demand).
How will I be assessed?
The course will be assessed by examinations at the end of the year. At the end of the first year, you will take two 1.5 - hour examinations which will include multiple choice, short answer and extended writing questions, and which will comprise the assessment for AS award (but do not contribute towards the A-level). At the end of year 2, you will take three 2-hour examinations which will include the material covered in year 1; this will comprise the assessment for the A-level award. There is no assessment of practical skills, however your knowledge of research methods gained through practical activities will be examined in both the AS and A level examinations.
This course will contribute to the requirements for an exciting range of opportunities for further study e.g. you could choose to take degree-level courses in Psychology, Sport & Exercise Science, Forensic Science, Mental Health Nursing and many others.
This could lead to a wide variety of careers, e.g. Teacher, Forensic Psychologist, Mental Health Nurse or Psychologist.
5 GCSEs at Grade C or above (or 4) in any examined subject. Must include English Language and Maths at Grade B or above (or 5 for Maths and 6 for English Language).
If you would like to apply for the full-time package (3-4 AS-Levels) please complete a full-time application form.
If you would llike to study this course part-time, please contact the tutor:
Candice Van de Mer: Candice.VanDerMerwe@kendal.ac.uk
Please note: If you are an adult student you may be entitled to financial support to cover the cost of your course, dependent on your circumstances. Please contact Student Services on firstname.lastname@example.org for details. Fees will be confirmed in the Spring Term. More about Student Finance.