We can't wait to welcome you to Andover College!
We have created this interactive page to give you a sense of what studying Psychology at Andover College is like. Scroll down to learn about Aggression and what is considered Aggressive Behaviour through the Power Point and workbook provided.
If you have any questions about the courses please get in touch, email - AskSocialSciences@sparsholt.ac.uk
Check out the pictures of all the trips and extra-curricular activities our students get to experience along with all the help and support we can provide through our experienced Careers and Health & Wellbeing teams.
Meet your lecturers!
About the course
Sharon has created a variety of activities for you to look at and engage with, these include a fascinating video lecture introducing you to the subject and accompanying workbook focusing on Aggression - have a look below!
During your Psychology course at Andover you will be required to complete various mathematical research projects and numerical analysis. In order for you to test your current level the Psychology department has put together a helpful maths task - see the document below.
In addition, the department regularly organises conferences and events to support the student learning experience. Unfortunately due to the circumstances at the time the Forensic Brain Day was postponed, however, we look forward to these exciting talks and guest speakers sometime in the future!
External links to videos in presentation available: Slide 15.
Aggression Workbook for Applicants
Take a look at these new activities introducing you to the topic of Dissociative Identity Disorder, otherwise known as multiple personality disorder.
You should download and view the PowerPoint below, including a voice over talking you through the topic, and then watch YouTube video about Thigpen and Cleckley created by your lecturer Nikki.
Once you have looked through the presentation and watched all the accompanying videos you should try your hand at the Kahoot! quiz. Details can be found below.
Once you have engaged with all the content test your knowledge with the Kahoot! Quiz - here.
You will need to enter the code below in order to enter and answer the 10 questions.
Kahoot! Quiz room code: 09602674
Dissociative identity disorder documents
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Former Andover College student Mia explains her decision to take Psychology, Maths and Health & Social Care, why she chose Andover College and the support available. Mia is currently completing her undergraduate degree in Psychology at the University of Surrey.
Forensic Brain Day at Andover College
Previous Psychology students have studied a variety of different topics as part of this subject, these include, classic and contemporary research methods, child development stages, thought processes, mental disorders and the biological brain structure.
Deewas, Lauren and Megan recently created these interesting diagrams examining the different components of the brain - have a look through to get a taste for what you will be doing at Andover College!
The elements of the brain - Lauren
The elements of the brain - Megan
The elements of the brain - Deewas
Interested in learning more about the various topics you could study at Andover College? Take a look at the additional resources below.
- A Class Divided
- Rain Man
- A Beautiful Mind
- PsychCentral - here.
- Psychology Today - here.
- Do we suffer ‘behavioural fatigue’ for pandemic prevention measures? Here.
There are a variety of web pages which are offering free online courses to keep your mind and skills sharp over the summer.
The Open University has a variety of free online courses available in an array of different subjects. Take a look at the catalogue to choose your course! Here.
Level 2 in Psychology (1 Year)
A Level in Psychology (2 Years)
BTEC Certificate/Extended Certificate in Applied Psychology (2 Years)
Former Andover College student Lauren explains her decision to take Law, English Literature & Language, Psychology and Business Studies, her experience at College, the support available and what she is up to now!
Student Experience: Lauren
Our careers guidance aims to expand the horizons of all students enabling you to make informed career decisions in order to progress both during and after college.
Carol is our dedicated Careers Advisor for Andover College!
We also have our Sun Progression Mentor Anna!
Anna works alongside the Southern Universities Network (SUN) to help students recognise the routes of progression available to them, and to continue their journey in education!
We recently launched the new Careers Hub located in the College library so come and say hello to Carol and Anna!
Student wellbeing and support
At Andover College we understand that starting college in these uncertain times can be daunting and we aim to make this process as simple as possible.
We have a dedicated team that provide our students with any additional support they need including;
- Carer support
- Childcare support
- Confidential one-to-one services
We also have at the college Romeo our therapy dog! Romeo is part of the continued effort from Andover College to consistently improve on and add to wellbeing provision for students. Romeo is based on campus with his owner throughout term.
Research has shown that students are significantly less stressed and anxious, and even have increased happiness and energy, immediately following spending time in a drop-in session with a dog present.