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Psychology

Psychology

This A-Level is linear and it is a two year course.  Psychology is the science of human mind, behaviour and experience. It considers how individuals are influenced in what they do. It is a challenging subject which allows students to learn more about themselves and others. It is therefore essential that you can think critically about research and issues.

Psychology is useful for a range of degree level subjects and courses including: Psychology, Law, Medicine, Nursing, and many others.
Students who take Psychology develop skills and knowledge suitable for a range of careers including: Medicine, Nursing, Teaching, Law, Sports psychology, Forensic psychology and Social Work.

Revision and study skills support sessions are available for all students.  You will have the opportunity to attend revision conferences with principle examiners.

5 GCSEs at 9 – 5 including English, Mathematics and Science.

• Paper 1: Introductory topics in Psychology – (96 marks – written exam 2hrs, 33.3% of A-Level)
The topics covered are:
– Social Influence
– Memory
– Attachment
– Psychopathology

• Paper 2: Psychology in context – (96 marks – written exam 2hrs, 33.3% of A-Level)
The topics covered are:
– Approaches in Psychology
– Biopsychology
– Research Methods

• Paper 3: Issues and Options in Psychology – (96 marks – written exam 2hrs, 33.3% of A-Level)
The topics covered are:
– Issues and Debates in Psychology (compulsory)
– Gender
– Schizophrenia
– Aggression

The Examination Board for this course is AQA.
• Psychology is purely exam based.  There are no coursework components.
• A-Level Psychology is a two year linear course.  All exams are completed in the summer of Year 13. No GCSE in Psychology is required to be successful at A-Level.

For further information, please contact - Mrs H Aveyard / [email protected] or Mrs E Clarke / [email protected]