Higher Psychology


18 Aug 2021


04 May 2022

Applications for 2021/2022 are now closed.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. Research2. Individual Behaviour3. Social BehaviourAchievement 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. Important InformationThe 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..

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Higher Psychology


From 18:00 - 21:00 on Wednesday evening for 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

Advanced Higher Psychology


Qualification Gained by Successful completion of this course SCQF Level 6 (24 SCQF credit points)Course Qualifications/Specifications can be found by following this link - HigherCourseSpecPsychology.pdf (sqa.org.uk)Campus attendance required for all assessments.


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