A-Level Psychology

Start date(s):
31 Aug 2020
Duration:
2 years
Level:
Level 3
Course Code:
1031017
Study Mode:
FT/PT
Attendance Type:
Campus
Attendance Pattern:
Daytime
Awarded by:
AQA (Assessment & Qualifications Alliance)
Location:
Framwellgate Moor Campus
Course costs:
16-18 - Free (UK & EEA)
19+ - £1112 per year, your course may be free
(previous year's fees)
Funding

Overview

This course aims to give you an introduction to the world of psychology through conducting practical research as well as learning about prime psychological studies.

It will provide you with an awareness of the issues and debates in psychology. You will study topics such as social influence, memory, and attachment. You will also explore psychology in context such as approaches in psychology, psychopathology and research methods.

Experience

Afternoon tea

Norwegians arrive

New College Durham Sixth Form welcomed Norwegian students from Elvebakken School in Oslo to study A-Levels.

Norwegian Party

Christmas Festivities

Our Norwegian and Sixth Form students embraced Christmas traditions during their end of term party.

SFC Results Day 2016 - group shot

Students celebrate impressive A-Level results

Students and staff from our Sixth Form Centre celebrated a 100% pass rate in 16 subjects.

Durham University

A-Level students visit Durham University

A-Level students visited Durham University as part of Welcome Week.

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Teesside University Open Day

The Sixth Form A2 students attended the Teesside University Open Day.

Applied Science

Oxbridge visits for Sixth Form Students

12 of our AS students attended an Oxbridge student conference. 

Comic Relief 2015

Comic Relief 2015

Students raise a fantastic £482.69 for Comic Relief.

Sixth Form Students

Interactive courtroom trial

Psychology students visit Teesside University to take part in an interactive courtroom trial.

SFC Media 2

Bite the Ballot

Students took part in fun and interactive activities designed to inspire an interest in politics.

A-level results

Celebrating excellent A-Level results

The college has received an impressive set of A-Level results enabling students to be accepted onto top university courses.

NCD Hosts norwegians

Sixth Form Centre hosts Norwegian Students

Twenty four students from Elvebakken College, Oslo, will be spending the following academic year studying with us.

Aims

This programme aims to give you an introduction to the world of psychology through conducting practical research as well as learning about prime psychological studies. The course will provide you with an awareness of the issues and debates in psychology.

You will study topics such as social influence, memory and attachment. Also, you will look at psychology in context, such as approaches in psychology, psychopathology and research methods.

Modules

You will study the following topics in the first year of the programme:
  • Introductory topics in psychology
  • Psychology in context.


Year 2 will consist of the following:
  • Issues and debates in psychology
  • Gender, Schizophrenia and Forensic Psychology.

Time commitment

Average number of hours per week

Lectures
5

Delivery

Day and time of study will be confirmed before the start of your course.

Teaching & assessment

You will be taught by lecturers who are specialists in their subjects. Teaching is classroom based and involves group work and individual work. Independent study is essential outside of the classroom and frequent homework will be given.

You will sit monthly in-class assessment for which you will receive extensive feedback, as well as other assessments throughout the academic year, which will help you track your progress.

Terminal exams will be in May/June.

Maths and English

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Maths & English

Maths and English skills are essential for the workplace and university.

Placement:

Work placements are an important part of the programme and all learners will be given assistance in finding a suitable position.

This A-Level, in combination with other subjects, could enable you to apply for degree courses in Nursing/Midwifery, or Psychology.

What else?

Funding

Please note these prices are for the current academic year and may be subject to change for our courses starting in future years.

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Fees and funding

Find out more about course fees and financial support for UK, EU and non-EU students, plus how to pay your fees.

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Refund Policy 19-20

View our refund policy for further and higher education programmes (page 2) and full cost courses.

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Interview Instructions

You will be invited in for a tour of the College, and a one-to-one interview with one of our lecturers. A conditional offer may then be made subject to you meeting the entry criteria.

Further Education

Getting ready for your college interview

Find out more information about your college interview.

Entry Criteria

Ideally, you will hold a minimum of 5 GCSEs at 9 to 4 (A* to C) which must include maths and English. You will need a grade 6 or above in GCSE English Language and maths, and 6's in Core and Additional Science (BB equivalent). GCSE Applied Science is not an acceptable entry qualification for this subject.