What I'll learn
Initially, you will learn about the history of psychology, the main perspectives, and the debates in psychology. Topics in cognitive, developmental and social psychology will then be covered, as well as individual differences. Finally the subject will focus on research methods where you will undertake an in-depth investigation of human behaviour and experience. You will also study human biology and sociology as supporting subjects.
As well as developing subject knowledge, you will improve your communication, personal and study skills through a common core programme that also provides one-to-one tutorial support.
How I'll learn
Teaching will take the form of lectures, discussions, group work and self-directed learning. Credits are gained for a variety of tasks such as quizzes, case studies, essays, research projects, oral presentations and timed assessments.
There is a wide range of support available at the college for students including financial support. You will be assigned a personal tutor who will agree performance targets with you and support you to achieve these targets.
Your tutor is also the first port of call for any pastoral issues. Our committed team of staff and careers specialists will also guide and support you with your higher education choices and applications. Almost all our Access to HE students' progress to higher education. You will benefit from socialising in an educational environment and working collaboratively on projects. All of this is excellent preparation for higher education.
How I'll be assessed
Assessment on the Access to HE Psychology programme is via a combination of exams (approximately 30%) and coursework (approximately 70%).