Students do not need to have a GCSE in Psychology to study this subject at BTEC, however experience with a BTEC would be helpful. Students will learn mandatory topics in Year 12 and then will be taught the remaining mandatory unit and optional unit in Year 13. The mandatory units in year 12 will cover the various approaches in psychology and how to conduct investigations. In year 13 you will explore Health psychology, which looks at healthy decision making, stress, addiction and how we can change behaviour. We will also be looking at the optional unit of Psychopathology, which will give you an understanding of disorders and treatments.
This course will develop theoretical knowledge of Psychology and take an applied approach to explaining behaviour. Additionally, students will gain an understanding of how to plan, conduct, and evaluate practical research in a scientific manner, through the completion of practical study.
Exam Board: Pearson
Qualification Title: Psychology - BTEC Applied
Qualification Specification Code: 603/3057/0
Qualification Webpage: Click here to visit the Pearson webpage for the specification.
Standard Sixth Form entry requirements
• Psychological Approaches and Applications (exam)
• Conducting Psychological Research
• Health Psychology (exam)
• Introduction to Psychopathology
Psychology and/or Sociology related degrees, Clinical Psychology, NHS, Human Resources, Banking and Finance, Teaching, Counselling, Psychotherapy and many more. Learners will develop transferable skills that are vital in Further and Higher Education as well as in the workplace. With the BTEC, the knowledge and understanding learnt in Psychology will help students to work with others in the workplace or in the wider society.
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