Psychology


Subject teacher: Miss A Bowman
Level of teaching: Key Stage 5

Key Stage 3 (Years 7-9)

This course is not studied at Key Stage 3.

Key Stage 4 (Years 10-11)

This course is not studied at Key Stage 4.

Key Stage 5 (Years 12-13)

Course Codes: AQA 7181 & AQA 7182
Exam Board Specification: http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/psychology/as-and-a-level/psychology-7181-7182

Students who take this course:
Students will have a minimum of a Grade 6 in GCSE Biology or Combined Science,  a Grade 5 in GCSE English and a Grade 5 in GCSE Mathematics. A genuine interest in studying the human mind and our behaviour is a must.

Course Description:
Students will learn about a wide range of human behavior and the different ways in which psychologists have tried to explain and in some cases treat them. We build on students’ understanding of how science works and we look in more depth at how research in psychology is carried out: gathering data, overcoming problems, analysing and explaining what the data show. Students will develop a number of valuable skills, such as the ability to think critically and create a well-reasoned argument. These can then be applied to many career options or further study choices—such as education, sports science, forensic psychology, occupational health, personnel, marketing and sales. Psychology is also a popular subject to study at university.

Each of the components below is examined by a two-hour paper which carries one third of the total marks. This A Level uses multiple choice questions, structured questions and essay questions.

For more information on this course, the subject requirements and specification, click here

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