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Specification: AQA


Qualification type: A Level


Entry criteria (GCSE grades)

Psychology (if taken) B or 5 in English Language or Maths or 5 in Science


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.


Units studied



Paper 1 – Social Influence; Memory; Attachment

Paper 2 – Approaches in Psychology; Psychopathology; Research Methods

A Level

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