Psychology

If you enjoy finding out about the reasons why people behave in the way they do, including yourself, then this is the course for you.

Content

AQA Specification 
At the end  of two years you will sit three externally assessed  exams, each worth a third of the A level.

 

Paper 1: Introductory Topics in Psychology

Social influence
Memory
Attachment
Psychopathology

Paper 2: Psychology in Context 
Approaches
Biopsychology
Research Methods

Paper 3: Issues and Options in Psychology 
Issues and Debates
Relationships
Schizophrenia
Forensic Psychology

Special Features

You will have access to fascinating video footage of individual case-studies that give an insight into the world of particular individuals and their experiences.

 

Entry requirements

Please refer to The John of Gaunt Sixth Form entry requirements.

Assessment

A2 Level   AQA Board Specification A

There are three exams at the end of year thirteen.

An Introduction to psychology (paper 1)
Psychology in Context (paper 2)
Issues & Options (paper 3)

Moving on

Psychology is an attractive subject to employers because it develops your literacy, numeracy and  scientific skills.  Your understanding of others means you are empathetic, good leaders and work collaboratively.  Many employers also seek  confident data analysts . The subject develops  your communication skills and you can learn how to persuade and negotiate.