Psychology (A Level)


Course Overview

Psychology is the study of the human mind and behaviour. This course will introduce students  to the theories and methods in psychology. It offers the opportunity to look at some of the explanations psychologists give to understand humans and their interaction with the world in which we live. 

From a personal perspective students should find the fundamental questions of the psychologist of particular interest: Why do I behave like this? Why do I feel like this? Why do I think like this? These questions are explored through the analysis of research studies and theories, as well as practical work.


What will I study?

Paper 1:

  • Social Influence
  • Memory
  • Attachment
  • Psychopathology

Paper 2:

  • Approaches in psychology
  • Biopsychology
  • Research methods

Paper 3:

  • Issues and debates in psychology
  • Relationships
  • Schizophrenia
  • Forensic Psychology


How will I be assessed?

There are 3 assessment objectives that you will develop during the course:

  • A01 – Knowledge and understanding of the key ideas
  • A02 – Applying your knowledge to different scenarios
  • A03 – Evaluating different psychological theories and research

You will have 3 exams at the end of Year 13, each worth ⅓ of your overall grade. The exams are 2 hours each with 96 marks available.

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