Higher Psychology

Course Introduction

The main purposes of this course are to enable learners to develop an understanding of the psychological study of the human mind and behaviour in a range of contexts, and to enhance their ability to use evidence to explain behaviour.

The Course develops learners’ understanding of psychology as the scientific study of the mind and behaviour. Psychology is a research-based subject, and it provides the opportunity to conduct practical research. This includes working with human participants in accordance with ethical standards.

There are three mandatory units:

Individual Behaviour
Social Behaviour

You will be required to pass an assessment for each of the three mandatory units, to complete a piece of original research under supervision, and to write a report on it, and to pass the external examination to be awarded the Higher.

NB - The purpose of this information is to give you an indication of the content of the course and also the level at which the course is set.  Please read this information carefully and if you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact the College.




3 hours per week over 33 weeks



Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements - Learners would normally be expected to have attained the skills, knowledge and understanding required by the following or equivalent qualifications and/or experience:

♦ National 5 Psychology Course or relevant component Units

♦ National 5 Biology Course or relevant component Units

♦ Social studies or social sciences Courses at SCQF level 5 or relevant

Consideration will be given to mature students who do not have these qualifications but can display relevant learning/experience – an interview may be required.


Progression Opportunities

Additional Course Information

Materials required - to be confirmed.

For further information please contact us on 01450 361030 or email us by clicking on the link "Enquire about this Course".