Psychology (BTEC)

What will I study

Ever wondered if the experiences you had before the age of five really do shape the person you are today?
Or why some people conform?
Or why people become addicted to behaviours or substances?
Or how psychology is used in the world of advertising and criminal law?
BTEC Level 3 Applied Psychology will give you an understanding of the way people think and why people behave in certain ways.

What do students do afterwards?

The qualification carries UCAS points and is recognised by higher education providers as contributing to admission requirements to many relevant applied psychology courses. When combined with other qualifications such as A-levels or another BTEC Level 3 you can progress into higher education, studying such as a:

  • BSc (Hons) in Occupational Health
  • BSc in Education and Child Psychology
  • BSc (Hons) in Sport Psychology
  • BSc in Forensic and Criminal Psychology

How Will I be Assessed

58% of the course is externally assessed by means of written examination.
The remaining 48% is assignment based

What Can I do to prepare?

Read the key studies that underpin the course. These are experiments and research that have been carried out by psychologists in the past. Take an interest in the world and behaviour of people around you and develop an enquiring, open mind-set! Talk to students on the course this year or speak to the teacher.

“Psychology expands your horizons and makes you a better, well rounded person.” – Jack Shotton