Psychology is a popular subject, which requires students to have strong powers of critical analysis, independent thinking and research. Students will learn how to analyse arguments and evidence, test hypotheses and make informed judgements.
In Year 1, in addition to gaining an understanding of the various Approaches in Psychology and Research Methods students will explore the Introductory Topics of Social Influence, Memory, Attachment, Biopsychology and Psychopathology. Students will sit mock exams at the end of Year 12.
In Year 2, students undertake additional compulsory sections in Biopsychology, Issues and Debates. For the “Options in Psychology” paper, students will also explore Gender, Stress and Forensic Psychology.
The A Level is externally assessed by three examinations
- Introductory Topics in Psychology
- Psychology in Context
- Issues and Options in Psychology
(All exams are 2 hours and contribute 1/3rd of total A Level grade)
This course requires students to complete extended essays and carry out statistical analysis; therefore, the entry requirements are as follows:
- Grade 6 or above in English Language GCSE
- Grade 5 or above in GCSE Maths
- Grade 5 or above in Biology
For more information on the specification details please visit www.aqu.org.uk