Psychology

Key stage 5

A level Psychology is a two year linear course. There is no course work requirement.

Y12–  students will study:

  • Social influence
  • Memory
  • Attachment
  • Approaches in Psychology
  • Psychopathology
  • Research methods

Y13 – students will study:

  • Topics in Psychology three topics from Relationships, Gender,Cognition and Development, Schizophrenia, Eating Behaviour, Stress, Aggression, Forensic Psychology or Addiction
  • BioPsychology
  • Issues and debates
  • Research methods
  • Comparison of Approaches

A level

(AQA examination board)

 

Students at the end of Year 13 will sit three separate 2 hour exams, each exam is 96 marks and each paper represents a third of the A level qualification.

  • Paper one introductory topics in Psychology
  • Social influence
  • Memory
  • Attachment
  • Psychopathology
  • Paper two Psychology in context
  • Approaches in Psychology
  • BioPsychology
  • Research Methods
  • Paper three Issues and options in Psychology
  • Issues and debates in Psychology
  • One from Relationships; Gender; or Cognition and Development
  • One from Schizophrenia, Eating Behaviour or Stress
  • One from Aggression; Forensic Psychology; or Addiction.