Applied Psychology offers a broad basis of study, which is valued within the sector. When taken alongside a combination of A Levels this course ideally supports progression to higher education and a fulfilling career.
Throughout the course you will study 4 units:
In this unit you will be introduced to some basic ideas from different approaches in Psychology. You will gain an understanding of how psychological research can explain gender identity, aggression and consumer behaviour
Sound scientific research principles are needed to explore theories in Psychology. Results from these studies can be analysed using statistical techniques to verify their significance and enable researchers to explain or predict behaviour. You will conduct a pilot study in a chosen area, drawing on key psychological approaches. You will gather and analyse you research findings and present them to an audience
This unit explores the motivation behind healthy and unhealthy behaviours and the factors that might persuade individuals to finally change behaviour or to follow the advice given by medical practitioners. You will explore how health psychologists can help improve behaviours using psychological theories of persuasion and learn about specific physiological and behavioural treatments, making judgments about their effectiveness
You will examine types and characteristics of different mental disorders and the factors that cause mental ill health, exploring the approaches adopted by professionals when treating mental disorders
The course is assessed through a combination of external and internal assessments.
You will need to achieve at least 5 GCSEs at Grade 5 and above, including English Language or Literature.
A Grade 4 or above in GCSE Maths is also preferred.
This course should be combined with A Levels
Good combinations could include Sociology & Religious Studies
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