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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
Exam Board - AQA
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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?
7182 A Level Psychology
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