- Start date(s):
- 31 Aug 2020
- 2 years
- Level 3
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- Study Mode:
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- Awarded by:
- AQA (Assessment & Qualifications Alliance)
- Framwellgate Moor Campus
- Course costs:
- 16-18 - Free (UK & EEA)
19+ - £1112 per year, your course may be free
(previous year's fees)
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.
New College Durham Sixth Form welcomed Norwegian students from Elvebakken School in Oslo to study A-Levels.
Our Norwegian and Sixth Form students embraced Christmas traditions during their end of term party.
Students and staff from our Sixth Form Centre celebrated a 100% pass rate in 16 subjects.
A-Level students visited Durham University as part of Welcome Week.
The Sixth Form A2 students attended the Teesside University Open Day.
12 of our AS students attended an Oxbridge student conference.
Students raise a fantastic £482.69 for Comic Relief.
Psychology students visit Teesside University to take part in an interactive courtroom trial.
Students took part in fun and interactive activities designed to inspire an interest in politics.
The college has received an impressive set of A-Level results enabling students to be accepted onto top university courses.
Twenty four students from Elvebakken College, Oslo, will be spending the following academic year studying with us.
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.
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.
Average number of hours per week
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
Maths and English skills are essential for the workplace and university.
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.
Please note these prices are for the current academic year and may be subject to change for our courses starting in future years.
Find out more about course fees and financial support for UK, EU and non-EU students, plus how to pay your fees.
View our refund policy for further and higher education programmes (page 2) and full cost courses.
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.
Find out more information about your college interview.
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.