Edexcel A level Psychology (2008)

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Students of our Edexcel A level in Psychology will gain a deeper knowledge and understanding of the subject and an appreciation of the scientific nature of psychology, and will engage in contemporary debates through an understanding of research.

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Specification

Specification

Edexcel A level Psychology specification
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Qualification type:
AS and A level
Subject:
Psychology
Specification codes:
8PS01,
9PS01
Availability:
UK and international
First teaching:
2008
First assessment:
2009

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Our Edexcel A level Psychology specification aims to develop students’ appreciation of the scientific nature of psychology, and allow them to engage in contemporary debates through an understanding of research.

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During our Edexcel A level Psychology course, you'll study five approaches (Social, Cognitive, Psychodynamic, Biological and Learning) to gain a foundation in psychology. 

You'll develop a holistic understanding of psychology from considering conflicting and complementary explanations of clinical issues and major debates. Through a series of short and manageable practical experiments and tests, you'll develop an active knowledge of the scientific aspects of psychology.

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