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 areas of study:

1. Research
2. Individual Behaviour
3. Social Behaviour

Achievement of the course is now dependent on achieving a pass in the question paper and assignment components.  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.

The College may make a change to a course where it is reasonable for the College to do so.  A change could involve the replacement of a course with a new course, variations to course content or structure, the merger of courses or the withdrawal of a course. 

 

If there is a change to a course you have either booked a place on, or expressed an interest in, the College will let you know as soon as possible.  By booking a place or expressing an interest in a course, you agree to these rules about changes to courses.

 

Please visit our website for full terms and conditions.

 


Qualifications


Delivery

3 hours per week over 33 weeks


Location

Galashiels

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 - Pens, pencils and paper.

Students will be expected to have access to a textbook (approximate cost £25), or may be able to borrow one.

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

Important Notice

The College may make a change to a course where it is reasonable for the College to do so.  A change could involve

the replacement of a course with a new course, variations to course content or structure, the merger of courses, or the withdrawal of a course.  If there is a change to a course about which you have expressed an interest, the College will let you know as soon as possible.  By expressing an interest about a course to the College, you agree to these rules about changes to courses. Please visit our website for full terms and conditions.