Psychology GCSE

Psychology GCSE

You will learn to appreciate the importance of experimental and other investigatory work in the study of Psychology and develop an awareness of the usefulness, and limitations, of the scientific method.

The course includes the following topics:

  • Memory

  • Research methods and ethics

  • Development of psychological problems

  • The brain

  • Social influence

  • Child Development.

Entry requirements

A minimum of three GCSEs at grades 3 or above, including GCSE English Language, GCSE Mathematics and a GCSE Science qualification.

Future career and study opportunities

Psychology is useful in everyday life. The emphasis on understanding behaviour gives valuable insights for those working with people and is particularly valued in all the caring professions, human resources, the media, marketing, teaching and the police and security services.

If you are serious about continuing in Psychology to A Level, you would have to get five GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English Language, Maths and Double Science.

Work experience/Careers Extra

This course does not contain a specific work experience component, but has other activities to help you develop employability skills. If you would like to undertake a work placement alongside your studies, our Employability Team can help.

Additional resources/costs

You will need a folder to keep notes and handouts. We recommend that you buy your own textbook for use at home.

Contact

If you have a question about this or any other full-time course, email admissions@newcollege.ac.uk or call 01793 611470

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