Psychology

The mind is something intangible that exists within our brain; an unseen process of enzymes, chemicals and electric currents.

But why is it that some people suffer from stress or mental illness? Or others are considered abnormal for deviating from social norms? Psychology looks at questions like these and more.

We will give you an understanding of the way people think and why people behave in certain ways. You will learn a variety of skills including analytical thinking, improved communication, problem solving and more, which will prepare you for an exciting future.

What will I study?

Year 12

  • Approaches in Psychology
  • Attachment
  • Biopsychology
  • Memory
  • Psychopathology
  • Research Methods
  • Social Influence

Year 13

  • Issues and Debates
  • Research Methods and Approaches in Psychology
  • Option One: Relationships
  • Option Two: Schizophrenia
  • Option Three: Aggression

How will I be assessed?

  • Three exams will taken at the end of your second year
  • Each exam accounts for one third of your A-Level marks
  • Each exam lasts 2 hours and is work 96 marks
  • The exams consist of multiple-choice, short answer and extended writing questions

What else can I get involved in?

Curriculum Access

  • You will be provided with full course notes and access to the online text book, which will help you in your studies

EPQ Investigation

  • If you study Psychology, you may opt to undertake a Psychology Investigation for your EPQ qualification

Student Support

  • Regular student support sessions are available during the school day and after school

Further Education and Careers in Psychology

What can I study with a Psychology qualification?

Courses you could study at university include:
  • Law
  • Nursing
  • Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Sociology

What career could I have with a Psychology qualification?

Careers which require a Psychology qualification include:
  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Counselling Psychologist
  • Educational Psychologist
  • Forensic Psychologist
  • Health Psychologist
  • High Intensity Therapist
  • Occupational Psychologist
  • Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner
  • Sport and Exercise Psychologist

Thinking of studying Psychology in September 2021?

Take a look at this bridging work in preparation for your course.

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