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Future Psychologists

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Rebecca Shaw
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Rebecca Shaw
Future Psychologists
Future Psychologists will give you a unique opportunity to develop a thorough understanding and knowledge base of the role of the Psychologist. This will include gaining an understanding of the various careers in Psychology departments at various universities, visits from renowned leading Psychologists and participating in charity events such as, ‘World Mental Health Day’.

Who should follow the programme?

Students who have a keen interest in Psychology, how the mind works and are looking to pursue a career in the psychological field.

What activities can you expect to experience?

  • Visiting speakers such as clinical psychologists • Additional trips and visits such as visits to psychology departments in universities
  • Assistingincharityeventstoraiseawarenessofmental health
  • UCAS preparation
  • The study of additional topics not covered by the Psychology specification
  • Opportunities for summer placements at university
  • Competition entry with the Royal Holloway University

What about trips and visits?

  • University visits
  • Opportunities to help at charitable events in the local area
  • Attending talks by leading Psychologists

You will develop the following employability skills:

  • Communication
  • Team work
  • Numeracy
  • Literacy
  • ICT
  • Independent research skills
  • Money handling

What will this elective lead to after SJR?

The skills and experience gained through the Future Psychologists Programme will support a range of pathways such as an application for further study at a prestigious university, a higher apprenticeship or employment, for example, a mental heath practitioner. This elective will also give an insight into the professional career routes in Psychology e.g Clinical Psychology.

For further information on this elective please contact Zoe Dunn:

Nurturing rising talent

Our Elective Programme is designed to help you develop your gifts and interests as part of an enhanced level 3 programme. We will help you realise your potential by nurturing your talent and preparing you for study at the most prestigious universities or for progression to competitive higher-level apprenticeships. Your options range from our Honours Programme, which might include following a fourth A level, to specialist Futures Programmes that will support your career goals.

Level 2 entry requirements

If you’re not quite ready to start on a Level 3 Technical course (T Levels) or a Vocational Level 3 course (BTEC) but want to begin on the path to your chosen career, the Transition Programme could be for you.  

Transition Programmes are tailored to prepare students to move onto Technical or Vocational Level 3 study. They will give you the opportunity to improve your English and Maths, your work readiness skills and introduce you to the technical skills and concepts that you will need for future study and employment. 

As part of the Transition Programme you will study a BTEC Level 2 Award in your chosen subject area as well as the BTEC Level 2 Extended Award in Work Skills. You will also have the opportunity to resit GCSE English and/or Maths if you have not yet achieved a grade 4. 

Entry criteria for Transition Programmes is four grade 3s including grade 3s in English Language and Maths GCSE.

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