Unlocking the potential of A-Level Psychology at Vinschool

Tuesday, 26/03/2024, 17:03 (GMT+7)

Ever pondered why we act the way we do or how our upbringing shapes our personality? At Vinschool, A-Level Psychology isn't just a course; it's a journey into the depths of human consciousness and behavior. It's where curiosity meets understanding, offering insights that echo beyond the confines of a classroom.

Through the work psychologists do we have gained a greater understanding of how the mind functions. Because of this, we’re able to identify and build awareness around mental disorders, and by better understanding disorders, we can help people overcome the challenges they bring.

A-level Psychology At Vinschool

At Vinschool, A-level Psychology program is a two-year course that introduces the fundamentals of psychology through different lenses. For example, why do people buy one sneaker brand over another? Are people genetically predisposed to mental disorders or are they developed through socialisation – or lack of social structures? The theories of consumer behaviour, mental health and organisations are all explored alongside academic research methods. 

The course is structured in a way that allows students to gradually build their knowledge and skills. Starting with the basics, students will progress to more advanced topics, enabling them to develop a deep understanding of the subject over time. The course also includes practical components, such as experiments and case studies, which help students apply their knowledge to real-world scenarios. This hands-on approach ensures that students not only understand the theories but also know how to apply them in practical situations.

The A-level Psychology curriculum at Vinschool also focuses on developing critical thinking and analytical skills. Through engaging lectures, interactive discussions, and practical exercises, students are encouraged to think critically about different psychological theories and concepts. This not only enhances their understanding of the subject but also equips them with the skills necessary for further studies or a career in the field of psychology.

Throughout your studies, you’ll explore many aspects of psychology such as social, cognitive and developmental psychology. This allows you to gauge what part of psychology interests you most should you wish to carry on your studies and move into one of these areas for certain careers in psychology.

Why Psychology?

Studying A Level Psychology allows you to gain a solid understanding of key concepts and theories. It will explore the fascinating human mind and expand your awareness of why we behave how we do. A Level Psychology could be the first step towards an exciting career as it helps you prepare for university study. 

Your A Level Psychology course will develop core skills that universities and employers alike desire. These include: 

  • Independent thinking 
  • Critical analysis 
  • Strong research skills 

A Level Psychology alone is not enough to get you onto a higher education course. However, through your combination of A-Level courses you’ll learn highly relevant knowledge that psychology degrees will look for when accepting applications.

Psychology vs Sociology

Psychology and sociology are both considered social sciences, which are disciplines that study individual or group behaviour. In fact, it is this very division — the individual versus the group — that separates the discipline of sociology from the discipline of psychology. 

As a psychologist, you’ll be focused on researching, analysing, and managing the factors that drive or impact individual behaviour, such as mental illness, mood disorders, substance addiction, or family and romantic relationships. As a sociologist, you’ll be focused on large-scale societal issues, such as globalisation, poverty, racial injustice, gender inequality, workplace dynamics, or public health concerns.

Other examples of social sciences include anthropology, which is the study of how societies and cultures develop; political science, which is the study of government and political policies; and, as you might be surprised to see in this category, even economics, which is the study of production, consumption, and wealth.

The Psychology of Revising

Our students at Vinschool are encouraged to explore learning and find out their own preferred methods when they are at home or outside of classes, we regularly discuss this topic in class and collate the ‘psychological tips & tricks’ to help revision. Here are some examples of revision hacks: 

“When you’re studying for an exam, try to study in multiple different settings (different rooms in your house, a library, outside, etc.) Multiple settings sets up more connections for your brain towards the material you’re learning and you’re more likely to remember it.”

“I like to write positive affirmations on my bathroom mirror. It gets into my subconscious and really helps with my mental state during times of revision.”

“During my revision for each subject I chew a different flavour of chewing gum for each of them, on the day of an exam I will chew the same ‘subject flavour’ and it calms me and helps me to remember more accurately due to positive mental associations.” 

Careers from Psychology

A-level Psychology serves as an excellent foundation for further education in Psychology or related disciplines. Many students go on to pursue undergraduate degrees in Psychology, enabling them to specialise in specific areas such as forensic Psychology, organisational Psychology, or child development. These degrees can lead to careers as psychologists, researchers, therapists, or educators.

Moreover, the skills developed through studying A-level Psychology are highly transferable. Students develop critical thinking, problem-solving, and analytical skills that are valuable in a wide range of professions. Whether it’s in marketing, human resources, or social work, the knowledge and skills gained from A-level Psychology can be applied in various contexts.

To learn more about A-level Psychology at Vinschool, visit our website or contact our admissions team. Begin your journey towards unlocking your potential in the fascinating world of Psychology today!

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