Qualification type: A Level
Entry criteria (GCSE grades)
Psychology (if taken) B or 4 in English Language or Maths or 5 in Science
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.
Paper 1 – Social Influence; Memory; Attachment
Paper 2 – Approaches in Psychology; Psychopathology; Research Methods
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
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