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Qualification type:

A Level


Entry criteria (GCSE grades):

5 in English or 5 in Science or 5 in Psychology


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; Stress; 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.


Teacheresponsible:   Mrs J Schollar