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What GCSEs Do I Need To Become A Child Psychologist?

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Try and at-least aim for 5 A*-C grades including maths, english language, and science. For A levels take four and drop one the next year. You should obviously take psychology,  english would be a good AS one as excellent communication skill is required. I think you should take biology as well. And something else you want to do. May I also consider you take a humanities course, it may come in use. Then after A levels you should think about the university you want to apply for. If your in the UK you may want to apply to university college of london where they specialise in health sceince.
Well, thats the best advice I can possibly give to you- I am in the exact same position as you. I don't really know how to become a psychologist. It takes many years of study and har work. Though if it helps in anyway I am planning on taking the following: Psychology, sociology, English L&L, and History. 
Though I may drop History and take biology instead as now am thinking it may be required. I think however I need at-least a B grade though am more likely to get a C. And science re-sits are not offered.

Sorry, if am not of much help. Anyway, good luck in your GCSE and if A level isn't your thing try BTEC level 3 Health and social science it opens plenty of doors. ACVE may also come in use for the career you want to pursuit and help get you into a good university.
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You have to take science subjects. Science subject includes Biology, Physics and Chemistry in your GCSE and will have to score good grades in these courses to get admission in medical colleges.
 
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I am Aged 15 and am currently studying for my GCSE's and i want to become a child pyschologist. I am wondering what grades you would need to achieve in Science's. And i have taken on Childcare.. Does that help any?
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I'm the same age and I'm in the same situation I'm gunna take pshychology and sociology I figured I'd need them.
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Ry and at-least aim for 5 A*-C grades including maths, english language, and science. For A levels take four and drop one the next year. You should obviously take psychology,  english would be a good AS one as excellent communication skill is required. I think you should take biology as well. And something else you want to do. May I also consider you take a humanities course, it may come in use. Then after A levels you should think about the university you want to apply for. If your in the UK you may want to apply to university college of london where they specialise in health sceince.
Well, thats the best advice I can possibly give to you- I am in the exact same position as you. I don't really know how to become a psychologist. It takes many years of study and har work. Though if it helps in anyway I am planning on taking the following: Psychology, sociology, English L&L, and History.  
Though I may drop History and take biology instead as now am thinking it may be required. I think however I need at-least a B grade though am more likely to get a C. And science re-sits are not offered.
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You have to do have science GCSE and child-development maths doesnt matter.
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To be a psychologist you definitely need psychology. Also sociology will help along with history

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Yes, you do need to become a child psychology because you will help a lot children and not just your it great helping other people specially children that need. I personally think that it is time to help other people and not just our families!:)
Thank you!!!
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Same here!I am 13 too and interested in this subject.  I don't really know which GCSE's to take either. Do I need PSHCE? SCIENCE? Anyone?
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I Want To Be A Child Psychologist, But I Haven't Taken Childcare Instead I Have Taken Health And Social Care, Will That Still Help Me Become A Child Psychologist?
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Please help I am 14 (year 9) and need to hurry up with my choices or I'm screwed so what do I need like main things cause I really have no idea please help !!!
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I want to be a child psychologist and I was going to take child development and phycology is that what I need ? Or health and social care and  phycology ?
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I live in northern ireland and I want to know what gcses do I need to become a child psychologist ive to pick my gcsesin about 2 weeks helpp ps. Northern ireland if it makes a difference :)
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Same, but my school havn't told me about options like child/health/social care . So I have no idea what to take and I need to write my options in apprx. 2 weeks :S ??
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I'm in the same position only I'm a bit younger than you x
I really want to no what courses / options I need to pick
as I pick my options at the end of this year ( I live in shropshire )
Anything will help : /
I really need to no what to pick ! X
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Holly Eggington answered
You need psychology to be a psychologist, but if you want to be a psychiatrist you also need sciences as psychiatrists have to prescribe drugs. You probably don't need sciences for psychologists, as they don't work with medicine usually.

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