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Psychology GCSE
Qualification:
J611 GCSE in Psychology 
Starts:
15/09/2016 
Ends:
29/06/2017 
Weeks:
30 
Days:
Thr 
Type:
Evening Course 
Study Mode
Part-Time 
Assessment:
Exams and Coursework 
Level:
Area:
Health & Social Care 
Course Code:
CEGPS1A 
 
Entry Requirements
There are no specific entry requirements for this course. However, skills in English and Maths up to GCSE Level are beneficial.
 
 

Psychology GCSE

Many previous students have been motivated by this course to progress to Access Courses in order to study Psychology/Social Sciences at University.


About the Course

GCSE Psychology is a course designed to motivate, encourage and inspire learners to develop a personal interest in and enthusiasm for the study of human behaviour: why people think and behave the way that we do.


Key Units

The course has three units:
B541: Sex and Gender, Memory, Attachment, Obedience, Atypical Behaviour.
B542: Criminal Behaviour, Perception, Cognitive Development,Non Verbal Communication, Individual Differences -The Self 

B543: Research in Psychology - Doing Research, Analysing Research, Planning an Investigation.

GCSE Psychology contains topics from five key approaches which are: 
  • Biological Psychology
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Individual Differences for both units B541 and B542




Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course. However, skills in English and Maths up to GCSE Level are beneficial.


Assessment

Assessment is by 3 written exams.


Where does this Lead

Qualification in GCSE Psychology enables students to progress further or directly towards employment or, to proceed to further qualifications.


Tell Me More

The aims of the course are to encourage learners to develop an awareness of why psychology matters and the impact of psychology on everyday life, to acquire knowledge and understanding of how psychology works and its essential role in society, to develop an understanding of the contribution of psychology to individual, social and cultural diversity and, develop an understanding of the relationship between psychology and scientific, social, cultural, and contemporary issues.


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