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Farlingaye High School

Psychology

Psychology

Psychology is the scientific study of behaviour.  We offer both GCSE level and A level Psychology at Farlingaye High School.

Exam Board

 AQA A Level: 

 http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/psychology/as-and-a-level/psychology-7181-7182

 AQA GCSE:

 http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/psychology/gcse/psychology-8182 

GCSE Psychology:

We follow the AQA syllabus.  It is 100% exams at the end of Year 11.  The exams consist of two papers, 1 hour 45 mins long, covering the following topics:

Paper 1

Paper 2

Memory - How do we store and remember information? Social Influence - How do other people affect our behaviour?
Perception - How can two people look at the same thing and 'see' different things? Language, Thought and Communication - What are the 3 functions of eye contact in communication?
Development - What are the 4 stages in child development?

Brain and Neuropsychology - What are the parts of the brain called and what behaviour are they involved in?

Research Methods - How do we study behaviour? Psychological Problems - What are the possible causes of depression or addiction?

During the course we will answer these questions and more.

A level Psychology:

We follow the AQA syllabus.  It is 100% exams at the end of Year 13.  The exams consist of three papers, 2 hours long, covering the following topics:

Paper 1

Paper 2

Paper 3

Memory - How can memory be affected and therefore be inaccurate? Research Methods - How do we study behaviour? Gender Development - What is the difference between sex and gender?
Attachments - How does the first primary relationship with your care giver affect the rest of your life? Approaches - How can we explain behaviour using 5 different approaches? Stress - What is the most damaging source of stress to our health?
Social Influence - How to other people affect our behaviour? Biopsychology - Is brain function localised or can different parts take over function if damage occurs? Aggression - Can aggression be caused by a single gene?
Psychopathology - How can we explain mental illnesses, including OCD, Phobias and Depression?