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PSYCHOLOGY

QUALIFICATION

A Level

EXAM BOARD

AQA

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

A minimum of a 5 in Maths, Science and English

SUBJECT TEACHERS

Miss M Cooke – Faculty Leader

Miss B Chambers

Miss S Evans

Miss B Gagen

COURSE LEADER

Mrs K Ward

WHY STUDY THIS COURSE?

You think the subject sounds interesting:

  • You enjoy learning independently
  • You like asking and answering questions
  • You are good at exams (remember there is no coursework)
  • You enjoy Biology and are good at Maths (there is 10% maths in the course)
  • It would be beneficial if you had a grade 7 or above at GCSE in Maths and Science

WHAT DOES THIS QUALIFICATION COVER?

The course covers a wide range of biological content, whilst at the same time integrating practical scientific skills, literacy and numeracy.The content range is broad, covering aspects of both animal and plant biology, ecology, biochemistry and newly developed genetic techniques. Entwined within this content are a wide range of investigative skills that must be met via in class practical assessments.

WHAT WILL I STUDY?

Year 1

  • Social Influence
  • Memory
  • Attachment
  • Psychopathology
  • Approaches in Psychology (including Biopsychology at AS)
  • Research Methods

 

Year 2

All of the above, plus Gender, Schizophrenia, Addiction

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

Three exams at the end of the second year. 100 % examined

WHERE CAN IT LEAD?

A career in teaching or you can specialise in a chosen field – Educational, Clinical, Forensic, Sports Psychology.