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Acting Head of Department: Mr Casey firstname.lastname@example.org
The Department provides a GCE Psychology and Level 3 Vocational Psychology to our Sixth Form students.
WHAT IS PSYCHOLOGY?
Psychology is a scientific study of the brain, mind and behaviour. It focuses on what people feel, think and perceive, as well as why they behave the way they do. Psychology as a science is directly relevant to our daily life. Studying A-level Psychology will help students learn how to complete their work independently and carry out research investigations. It also develops critical thinking skills, scientific mind-set, curiosity and creativity.
THINKING ABOUT A CAREER IN PSYCHOLOGY
Psychology provides a useful foundation for many jobs, however it is particularly valuable for those students considering a career in: education, teaching, research, philosophy of science, evolutionary research, neuropsychology, tests and assessments, cognitive neuroscience, criminology, psychiatry (medicine), elderly care, sport management, workplace productivity, ergonomics, counselling and psychotherapy, social work, human resource management, consumer research, advertising and more.
DOES PSYCHOLOGY MATCH WITH OTHER SUBJECTS?
Due to scientific nature of the course, we recommend that students have a reasonable grasp of Maths, English and Science. Psychology blends in well with most other A-level subjects including English and Maths, natural sciences Biology and Chemistry, as well as other social sciences, e.g. Sociology, History and Politics.
CAREERS IN PSYCHOLOGY
Careers opportunities include educational psychology, clinical psychology and forensic psychology.
Psychology graduates are also employed in a wide range of jobs including, community work, television research, vocational guidance, advertising and marketing, journalism, public relations, police-work, insurance, social care, the health service, market research, human-resources management, teaching, counselling and advisory services, industrial training, careers, the civil service, retail management, charity organisations, radio, journalism, health education, writing.
Psychology is an excellent A Level for those who wish to study medicine at university as it covers such topics as neurology, depression, stress and psychiatric illness.