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 2015 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

Pathway One requirements and a B in science or maths at GCSE.
An enquiring mind, keen interest in science and understanding others. 

Willingness to actively participate in lessons, independently research topics and work in teams.

 

Assessment

AS/A2 Level   AQA Board Specification A

At the end of the first year you will sit two externally assessed exams, each worth 50% of your AS Level.

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

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.