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A Level Psychology
 

Pupil Comments:

Psychology is an interesting and fun way to study a science.  I’m not someone that enjoys science but psychology isn’t like other sciences.  The topics are really interesting.

I’ve enjoyed learning new information about topics that I’m really interested in.

We learn something new every lesson that we can relate to our everyday life.

I am really interested in finding out about memory and how it works- How I can improve mine!!

Learning about the animal studies was the best part because it is different to other subjects and learning about the different pieces of intriguing psychological research is interesting.

You get any support that is needed from the teachers.

Psychology is great if you enjoy interactive and challenging lessons.

 

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COURSE CONTENT AND AIMS

The AQA A Level course offers a stimulating, engaging and effective introduction to Psychology. Students will learn the fundamentals of the subject and develop skills valued by higher education and employers, including critical analysis, independent thinking and research. Students are encouraged to develop an understanding of the behaviour of the individual; to engage in practical activities to appreciate the methods used to gather evidence and to consider the direct application of psychological knowledge to everyday situations. Students will develop their knowledge and understanding of psychological concepts, theories, research studies, research methods and ethical issues in relation to a number of topics: Social Influence, Memory, Attachments and Psychopathology. The first year will consist of the study of introductory topics in Psychology and Psychology in context and during the second year the students will study an additional three option topics: Cognition and Development, Schizophrenia and Forensic Psychology

EXAMINATION DETAILS
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ENTRY CRITERIA
GCSE Grade B or above in Psychology
If not studied previously at least a Grade 6 in English Language at GCSE
A minimum of Grade B in one GCSE Science is also required.

HOW IS IT ASSESSED?

Qualification
7182 A Level Psychology

Examined units
Paper 1: Introductory Topics in Psychology
Paper 2: Psychology in Context
Paper 3: Issues and options in Psychology.

Each of these 3 papers are worth 33.3% of the final A level grade