Psychology

Course Content:

Year 1 Units:

Social Influence

Memory

Attachment

Approaches in Psychology

Psychopathology

Research Methods

Year 2 Units:

Social Influence 

Memory

Attachment

Psychopathology

Approaches in Psychology

Bio-psychology

Research methods

Issues and debates in Psychology

Gender

Schizophrenia

Aggression

A  Level – Two Years

3 x written exams of 2 hours at the end of the 2nd year.Each paper is out of 96 marks and is worth 33.3% of the A level.

The questions are made up of short answer questions and extended writing.

Progression into careers via:

Psychology A level prepares you for a variety of careers including: Child Psychology, Forensic Psychology, Counselling, Educational Psychology and Sports Psychology.

With the increasing demand from employers for general and transferable skills there are many other excellent employment prospects for graduates.

Psychology can be advantageous to a wide variety of other careers including: advertising, sales, social work, human resources, careers guidance, police, broadcasting, medicine and law.

 

Length of Course:

A level : 2 years

 

Examination Board:

AQA

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