Why should I study A Level Psychology?

August 29, 2017 / Sharnie Carter

Have you ever wondered why some people suffer from mental illness? Or, what makes people tick? If you wonder why people behave the way they do then A Level Psychology is a great course for you.
The human brain is an incredible structure, and our minds are a mystery to many of us. By studying A Level Psychology you can begin to understand why humans feel, think and behave the way that they do.

What topics does A Level Psychology cover?

A Level Psychology covers a diverse range of topics, therefore you will study a variety of mental illnesses and behaviours to enhance your knowledge. The course includes both compulsory and optional study topics. The compulsory topics consist of:

  • Social Influence
  • Memory
  • Attachment
  • Psychopathy
  • Approaches in psychology
  • Biopsychology
  • Research methods
  • Issues and debates in psychology

The 3 optional study topics are:
1 – Relationships, gender, and cognition and development
2 – Schizophrenia, eating behaviour, and stress
3 – Aggression, forensic psychology, and addiction

How can A Level Psychology improve my skills?

When you study A Level Psychology you learn look at the world through different eyes from different perspectives, helping improve your teamwork, interpersonal and communication skills. Your ability to plan and conduct scientific investigations will also improve, as well as your research skills. Throughout your studies you will also find that your analytical skills are enhanced, and you will learn to interpret information in a more effective manner.

What are my options for further study?

Studying A Level Psychology with Open Study College will help you to build your UCAS points, helping you to get into university. The knowledge and skills you gain from the course can be useful for a number of degrees,  including:

  • Childhood studies
  • Media Studies
  • Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • Sociology
  • Sports Science
  • And, of course, Psychology!

What about my future career?

Studying A Level Psychology can be beneficial to most careers, in particular careers as a psychologist, therapist and mental health worker. It is also very useful for careers in business, management and social work, as the course will help you to understand the mindset of your clients, customers and employees.
If you’re interested in studying A Level Psychology, go to our website or speak to a Student Adviser on 03300 563100.

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Sharnie Carter

Passionate about marketing and education. Currently studying a CIM Level 6 Diploma in Professional Marketing via distance learning. When I'm not working or studying, I'm spending time with my young son and husband or hinching!

Why should I study A Level Psychology?
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