IB Psychology

Vocational qualification

In Alton, Hampshire

Price on request

Description

  • Typology

    Vocational qualification

  • Location

    Alton, hampshire

Description

Are you interested in people? Do you like research and reading? If so you will enjoy this course. Psychology is the science of mind and behaviour which covers a range of topics to enable you to understand how and why people behave in the way that they do. You will have opportunities to take part in debates that increase your ability to analyse and evaluate existing theories.

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Location

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Alton, Hampshire (West Yorkshire)
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Old Odiham Road, GU34 2LX

Starts

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To take into account

For entry to the IB programme you must achieve an average of at least 5.5 points in your GCSEs, based on A* = 8pts, A = 7 pts …G = 1 point. In addition you must achieve Cs in English Language, English Literature, a Modern Foreign Language, Mathematics and Science. Where a subject is taken at GCSE, you will require a grade C for it if you are taking it at Standard level on the IB and a grade B...

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Course programme

IB Psychology

Why study Psychology?
Are you interested in people? Do you like research and reading? If so you will enjoy this course. Psychology is the science of mind and behaviour which covers a range of topics to enable you to understand how and why people behave in the way that they do. You will have opportunities to take part in debates that increase your ability to analyse and evaluate existing theories.

What will I learn?
You will learn the historical context of psychological research and compare the perspectives e.g. Biological, Cognitive and Socio-cultural to explain behaviour. This will include the development of psychological theories of behaviour such as how memory is reconstructed and the practical applications of each idea to the real world such as the use of questions that increase the reliability of Eye Witness Testimony.

How will I learn?
The lessons you will participate in cover a wide range of teaching and learning styles and activities including use of IT materials on the college's IT network that encourage you to be independent and creative learners. Class discussion and debate will allow you to reflect on the issues studied in the subject, such as the nature/nurture debate on whether people have control over their own actions and how useful research is to the real world. You will appreciate that no one explanation or theory of behaviour fully explains psychology phenomena. An interest in reading a variety of texts will enable you to benefit fully from the course.

What will I be able to do next?
Psychology is a popular subject at university. It is very useful in all careers where you interact with other people. Specialist second degrees are available in clinical, occupational, educational, criminal, health and sports psychology, details can be found on the British Psychological Society
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How will I be assessed?
You will complete a practical assignment and there will be 3 written exams for higher level (2 for standard).

Additional information
The higher level International Baccalaureate in Psychology adds breadth and depth to the standard level. An extra hour and a half of tuition a week is provided for higher level in order to cover the extension material.

Further information on the IB programme
For more information please follow this link IB Programmme or see our IB Diploma School Pack.

Course: IB HL and SL

IB Psychology

Price on request