Psychology National 5 (SCP)
Milton Road Campus
Qualification SCQF Level 5
Study mode Part time
Start date Multiple available
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This course is for S5 and S6 pupils who are still at school.
National 5 Psychology is a fascinating course that will allow you to explore human behaviour. Why do people behave the way they do? What makes us all so similar? What makes us so different?
If you are curious about human behaviour and want to better understand how people think and feel then this is the course for you.
What you will learn
- You will learn about the topic of sleep and dreams - why do adolescents tend to be night owls rather than early morning larks, how does blue light affect our sleep, and what do our dreams mean?
- You will also investigate the topic of conformity - why do we change our behaviour/thinking to match the majority, why do we conform in some situations but not others, and what makes some people go against the majority?
- Other topics that you may study are phobias, non-verbal communication and altruism.
- You will also learn about the research process and plan a piece of primary research.
How the course is assessed
- This course includes an examination as well as the submission of a research plan to be assessed by SQA
Number of days per week
- 2 days a week - Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:30 pm - 4 pm.
- Tuesdays will be online and Thursdays on-campus (Sighthill Campus & Miton Road Campus)
- You must be a 5th or 6th-year pupil still at school
You must have National 5 English (Grade B) and 2 other National 5 qualifications (Grade B) in a related subject such as
- Modern Studies
- Human Biology
The personal statement on your application will also be considered.
Progression and Articulation Routes
This course may entice you to pursue a career in psychology by applying to study Social Science L6 or HNC Social Science at college. Alternatively this may add to your portfolio of qualifcations to apply for university.
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