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The academic study of behaviour and experience

A level

This subject is only offered at A Level and follows the AQA ‘A’ specification. Psychology involves the academic study of behaviour and experience, focusing on what people (and other animals) do.

In Year One, students study: Social Influence, Memory, Attachment, Psychopathology and Research Methods.

In Year Two, students study: Cognition and Development, Schizophrenia, Forensic Psychology and Biopsychology.

Across both years students are also introduced to Psychological Approaches and Issues and Debates.

The subject is examined over three separate, equally weighted papers (each two hours) and there are a mix of long and short-answer questions; there is no assessed coursework element to this specification. Approximately 10% of the marks in assessments will require the use of mathematical skills. These skills will be applied in the context of Psychology and will be at least the standard of higher tier GCSE mathematics. There will also be some study of Biology, again this is at least the standard of GCSE.

This course will be enjoyed by thoughtful students who are interested in why people behave as they do and what motivates them. It provides a good foundation for anyone interested in working with people at any level (e.g. medicine, teaching, police) and is engaging regardless of whether they have studied Psychology before.

Next Steps…

To arrange a visit, or for any other enquiries regarding admissions at the Senior School, please contact our Head of Admissions, Mrs Carole Heritage on 01225 721 133

To arrange a visit, or any other enquiries at the Pre-Prep and Prep please contact our Deputy Heads of Admissions Nicky Davis or Katie Hiscott on 01225 831 238.

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