Psychology

A-LEVEL PSYCHOLOGY

Faculty: Humanities & Communication
Subject: A-Level Psychology
Staff and Responsibility: Miss H Daniels
Exam Board: AQA

Assessment Format

For the full two-year A-Level course, there will be three papers at the end of Year 13, each lasting two hours. Each paper is worth 96 marks and has an equal weighting towards the end grade. All papers consist of multiple choice questions, short answer questions, and extended essay questions. Students are assessed on their knowledge, analysis and evaluation skills.

Subject Overview

Psychology is the scientific study of the human mind and behaviour. Across the two years, students will study introductory topics in Psychology, Psychology in context and issues and options in Psychology.

Paper 1: Introductory Topics in Psychology

  • Social Influence
  • Memory
  • Attachment
  • Psychopathology

Paper 2: Psychology in Context

  • Approaches
  • Biopsychology
  • Research Methods (including understanding of statistical test, methods used in Psychology plus mathematical knowledge including data handling and interpretation).

Paper 3: Introductory Topics in Psychology

  • Issues and Debates
  • Relationships
  • Forensics
  • Schizophrenia

Potential Career Options

Psychology is an increasingly popular choice at degree level and can open up a number of careers. These include teaching, occupational therapy, clinical psychology, research, personnel and management in industry, armed forces, policing, medicine, nursing, media and law.

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  • The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award
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