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Psychology

Psychology

Entry Requirements

An average Attainment 8 score of 5.5 as well as a Grade 5 in English Language or Literature and Grade 5 in Maths. In addition, GCSE Grade B in Psychology is preferred.

An additional AS in Core Maths is advised if not taking Maths A Level.

What is Psychology?

Psychology can be defined as ‘the science of mind and behaviour’. Advanced Level covers a broad study of all aspects of the subject. It has become an increasingly popular A Level and has some scientific content but also requires you to develop your extended writing skills.

You will do a lot of note taking, some essay writing and you will also carry out psychological investigations. You will be encouraged to read!

Year 1 Content:

  • Social influence
  • Memory
  • Attachment
  • Psychopathology
  • Approaches in Psychology
  • Biopsychology
  • Research methods

Year 2 Content:

  • Schizophrenia
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Relationships
  • Issues and Debates

How will you be assessed?

Paper 1

Assessed: written exam: 2 hours

96 marks in total. 33.3% of A-level

Paper 2

Assessed: written exam: 2 hours

96 marks in total. 33.3% of A-level

Paper 3

Assessed: written exam: 2 hours

96 marks in total. 33.3% of A-level

Exam Board: AQA