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The academic study of behaviour and experience

A level

This subject is only offered at AS and A2 and follows the AQA ‘A’ specification. Psychology involves the academic study of  behaviour and experience. Studying behaviour involves focusing on what people (and other animals) actually do.

At AS, students study: Memory, Attachment Behaviours in Infancy and early Childhood, Stress, Causes and Treatments for Abnormal Behaviour, Conformity and Obedience, Research Methods used in Psychology.

At A2, students study: Biological Rhythms and Sleep, Relationships, Aggression, Schizophrenia, Addictive Behaviour and higher level Research Methods.

The subject is examined over four separate, equally weighted papers (two at AS and two at A2); there is no assessed coursework element to this specification. 

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, management etc.)

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

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