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Psychology

Psychology

Specification:

AQA

 

Qualification type:

A Level

 

Entry criteria (GCSE grades):

Maths 5 and English Language 5

 

Subject description:

Psychology is the scientific study of human behaviour. Students will use scientific methods to describe, explain and predict differences in people’s behaviour. It is a fascinating subject that requires students to critically analyse the findings of investigations, applying their conclusions to everyday situations. Psychology will change the way you think about yourself, your life and your relationships.

 

A Level structure and topics covered:

Paper 1 – Social Influence; Memory; Attachment; Psychopathology

 

Paper 2 – Approaches in Psychology; Biopsychology; Research Methods

 

Paper 3 – Issues and Debates in Psychology; Gender; Eating Behaviour; Aggression

 

How the course is assessed:

100% written examinations.

 

Post-18 opportunities:

Psychology will appeal to students who are keen to explore how people think and behave. Careers in psychology include pathways in advertising, education, forensics, healthcare, journalism, public relations and sports settings. Any job that directly relates to people would benefit from an understanding of psychology.

 

Teacher responsible:   Mrs S Curtis.