Psychology Higher (SCHOOLS)

***PLEASE NOTE - only pupils who will be at school during session 2021/22 can apply for this course***

The purpose of the course is to examine the psychological approach to understanding human behaviour. This is a useful subject for personal development as well as being relevant to many career paths.

There are six key areas of study are:

  • Developmental psychological
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Physiological Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Psychology of individual differences
  • Research Methods

Attendance:

Alloa & Falkirk: Tuesday and Thursday (afternoons) 

Stirling: Friday (all day)

This course is made up of three mandatory units:

  • Psychology: Social Behaviour
  • Psychology: Individual Behaviour
  • Psychology: Research

Units are taught in college with an end of course exam. The final examination takes place in the candidate’s school.

Three units studied with end of unit ASPs.

Two opportunities to pass, with 3rd attempt given in exceptional circumstances.

There will be a prelim and external exam.

Additional study would be on a par with any other higher applicants are studying in school.

Employment in a relevant field such as:

  • Social Work
  • Police Force
  • Law
  • Teaching
  • Market Research
  • Local Government
  • Nursing
  • Local Council positions
  • Social Projects
  • Early Education
  • Social Policy fields

***PLEASE NOTE - only pupils who will be at school during session 2021/22 can apply for this course***

  • Pass at one relevant Higher (C Pass minimum at History, Modern Studies, Religious/Moral Studies etc)
  • Candidates will be given an overview of course in large school groups
  • Short individual interviews will take place afterwards

This course is made up of three mandatory units:

  • Psychology: Social Behaviour
  • Psychology: Individual Behaviour
  • Psychology: Research

Units are taught in college with an end of course exam. The final examination takes place in the candidate’s school.

Three units studied with end of unit ASPs.

Two opportunities to pass, with 3rd attempt given in exceptional circumstances.

There will be a prelim and external exam.

Additional study would be on a par with any other higher applicants are studying in school.

For more information contact your pupil support teacher in your school.

  • Location

    Alloa Campus

  • Start date

    17 August 2021

  • End date

    19 May 2022

  • SCQF Level

    Level 6