Subject teacher: Mrs A Spurr
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 Code: A Level Psychology AQA 7182
Exam Board Specification:

Recommended Entry Requirements

  • Grade 5 GCSE Biology or Combined Science
  • Grade 5 English and Mathematics
  • A genuine interest in studying the human mind and our behaviour.

Why Psychology?

Learn about a wide range of human behaviour and the different ways in which psychologists have tried to explain and, in some cases, treat them. We build on your understanding of how science works, examine research methods and analysis and also generate theories.

You will study fascinating topics including: how memory works, how psychology can help improve eyewitness evidence in court and how as babies we form our attachment to our carers. We look at what happens in the brain to cause certain behaviours (biopsychology), and study abnormal behaviours such as OCD, phobias and depression. We also study social influences such as how we deal with authority and or how likely we are to obey someone in authority or who seems to be!

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

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