About the course:
Psychology is an exciting area of study with a growing interest and focus on genetics, cognition, neurology and environmental influences, there has never been a more exciting time to study Psychology.
- Social influence - looks at conformity, social roles and obedience in society.
- Memory - investigates the way in which we process and retain information, why we forget things and the effect of leading questions.
- Attachment - focuses on the relationship between care givers and those that are cared for.
- Approaches in psychology – looks at the variety of ways in which Psychology can be approached and interpreted.
- Psychopathology - allows students to see what happens when mental health deviates from good, focusing on Schizophrenia.
- Research methods - shows students how Psychologists investigate the world around them.
The A level course revisits the topics from AS in greater depth but also includes
- Cognition and development
- Eating disorders
- Forensic Psychology
How will it be assessed?
For A-Level Psychology there are 3x2hr papers all taken in the second year of study.
What is expected of you:
You will be expected to attend all lessons and complete all tasks on time. You will need to have a passion for the workings of the human mind and be able to cope with the pressures of a demanding course.
What it prepares you for:
- Criminal Psychologist
- Educational Psychologist
- Forensic science
- Human Resources
- Marketing and Advertising
At least five 5-9 grades at GCSE.
Students who wish to take Psychology at A-level need to achieve at least a 6 in English and Science (Biology) GCSE subjects
For more information:
Please talk to your Science teacher about the possibility of studying Psychology in the Sixth Form, or you may choose to talk to one of the people listed below:
Lead Psychology: Mrs K Sood
Lead Science: Mr P Woodward