Summer Work 2020
Entry Requirements

Grade 5 in GCSE Sciences, Maths and English

Exam Board

AQA

Why Choose Psychology?

You are human and yet, chances are, you have learnt very little about the workings of the human mind, the organ that governs your every perception and sensation. Psychology focuses on the science of the mind, behaviour and experience. It looks at how individuals think, how they behave and how they are affected by their biological make-up and wider social groups. This scientific subject builds on skills developed in traditional sciences and humanities and enables progression into a wide range of other subjects. Besides learning the fundamentals of the subject, students will develop skills valued by Higher Education providers and employers, including critical analysis, independent thinking and research. The course covers a number of core approaches to Psychology which aim to underpin the knowledge, understanding and application of the subject. The intention is to engage students in studying issues and debates in the scientific study of contemporary psychology and to master the ethical, practical and mathematical skills required in carrying out research activities. The overall aim is to develop interest and enthusiasm for the subject and careers associated with Psychology.

What is Involved?

Stand-alone AS: two written papers, each 1 ½ hours with structured questions, multi-choice & short/ extended answers.

Students will develop a broad understanding of core approaches in Psychology, including biological, behavioural, cognitive and social. They will learn how to effectively apply this knowledge and understanding to a range of topics including memory, attachment and psychopathology. Students will also develop skills of analysis, interpretation and evaluation of research studies and research methods, including statistical analysis.

Advanced Level: three written papers, each 2 hours with structured questions, multi-choice & short/extended answers.

Building on the knowledge and understanding the core approaches in Psychology, students will develop ethical practical research skills through designing and conducting psychological research. In addition, they will analyse and interpret data using descriptive and inferential statistics. There is an additional range of topic- based options (gender, schizophrenia and forensic psychology) which bring together explanations from different psychological approaches, issues and debates in Psychology.

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84%

of A-level students achieved grades A*-B

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of A-level students achieved grades A*-C

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17May '21

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17May '21

Meaningful May - Day 17: Look up at the sky, we are all part of something bigger. #Wellbeing #MeaningfulMay @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/1E4G1BZVLe

16May '21

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15May '21

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14May '21

We are pleased to announce that we will be hosting a series of 11+ Familiarisation Days at #WKGS. To find out more, please click the link below. Booking is essential & places will be allocated on a 1st come, 1st-served basis. Applications close 11th June. wkgs.org/11-familiarisa… https://t.co/PuV9Dz6Fla

14May '21

Meaningful May - Day 14: Find out about the values and traditions of another country. #Wellbeing #MeaningfulMay @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/bT3fmSDbvQ

13May '21

Meaningful May - Day 13: Look around for things that bring you a sense of awe and wonder. #Wellbeing #MeaningfulMay @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/PjUhIlGuW6

12May '21

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12May '21

Meaningful May - Day 12: Listen to your favourite piece of music and remember what it means to you. #Wellbeing #MeaningfulMay @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/wYC8Gwlg09

11May '21

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10May '21

We just thought it was a worth a mention that after a great deal of hard work, Mrs Hughes has become a Chartered Member of the @BPSOfficial (British Psychological Society) which is a fantastic achievement. Well done Mrs Hughes!

10May '21

Meaningful May - Day 10: What values are important to you? Find ways to use them today. #Wellbeing #MeaningfulMay @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/A0l1edy69Q

09May '21

Meaningful May - Day 9: Notice the beauty in nature even if you are stuck indoors. #Wellbeing #MeaningfulMay @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/4mmlKnypsb

08May '21

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07May '21

Meaningful May - Day 7: Let someone know what they mean to you and why. #Wellbeing #MeaningfulMay @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/v6Pn1PUxMH