Psychology

Vocational qualification

In Pontefract

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Description

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    Vocational qualification

  • Location

    Pontefract

Description

Psychology is a relatively new subject at GCSE Level and will give you opportunity to study the science of mind and behaviour. The course covers all the major approaches to psychology, as outlined below

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Pontefract (West Yorkshire)
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Park Lane, WF8 4QR

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Course programme



Psychology


Why should I study Psychology?
Psychology is a relatively new subject at GCSE Level and will give you opportunity to study the science of mind and behaviour. The course covers all the major approaches to psychology, as outlined below

What will I study?
You will be assessed in three different units.

For the higher tier Units 3, 4 & 5 (coursework) will be taken.

Units 1 & 2 are simplified versions of Units 3 & 4.

Unit 3:
includes social, behavioural and development psychology. This represents 40% of the total GCSE marks.

Unit 4:
includes individual differences, cognitive and biological Psychology. This represents 40% of the total GCSE marks.

Unit 5:
coursework â€" is a 1500 word investigation. This represents 20% of the total GCSE marks.

In summary the course covers the following topics:
  • Social Influence
  • Environment and Behaviour
  • Phobias
  • Aggression
  • Attachment
  • Cognitive Development
  • Aspects of Morality
  • Attitudes of Prejudice
  • Memory
  • Perception
  • Stress
  • Sex and Gender

The specifications cater for ample opportunities to incorporate elements of ICT and citizenship (in line with the National curriculum for Key stage 4). It will also draw upon social cultural, moral and ethical issues as in all psychology courses at the College.

What skills do I need?
  • An interest in the study of the mind and human behaviour
  • Good written communication skills
  • An ability to research and develop ideas


How will I be taught?
The delivery of the course will be through formal lectures, the use of handouts, videos, and class debates. Students will receive staff support during the conducting and writing up of a psychological research project.

How is the course assessed?
The course will be assessed through two 75 minute written exams and one piece of coursework.

What will this course prepare me for?
With successful completion of the CGSE course, students will be well-equipped for further study in psychology. The department offers both AS and A Level study for successful students.

Private Study
As an approximate guideline AS subjects require 3-4 hrs of independent study each; A2 subjects 4-5 hrs each and GCSE subjects 2 hrs each.

What materials will I need to purchase?
Not applicable.

Psychology

Price on request