Psychology

A-Level Psychology

Exam board: AQA Psychology (7182)

Course components:

Paper 1: Introductory Topics in Psychology: Social influence, Memory, Attachment, Psychopathology.
33.3% of the overall A Level. 2 Hours. 96 marks.

Paper 2: Psychology in Context: Approaches in psychology, Biopsychology, Research Methods.
33.3% of the overall A Level. 2 Hours. 96 marks.

Paper 3: Issues and Options in Psychology: Issues and debates in psychology, Gender, Schizophrenia, Aggression.
33.3% of the overall A Level. 2 Hours. 96 marks.

All papers made up of: multiple-choice, short answers and extended writing questions.

Requirements:

Grade B in a GCSE Science (preferably Biology) is needed as the course has a strong emphasis on Psychology as a Science, with a large biological content. A Grade 6 in GCES Mathematics and English is also required.

General Information:

Psychology is the scientific study of human cognitions and behaviours, and as such it is relevant to all of us. Through the A Level at Weald of Kent you will have an opportunity to study a range of topics and approaches, giving a broad perspective of the subject. It has links with many disciplines, including biology, mathematics, and the humanities.You will be studying different psychological theories and research evidence, as well as gaining an understanding of how research can be used in the real world. Therefore, Psychology is a perfect blend of creative thinking combined with the analytical skill of interpreting research.

Term

Year 12

Year 13

1

Approaches in psychology
Memory

Schizophrenia
Aggression

2

Attachment

Gender

3

Social influence

Research methods
Issues & Debates in psychology

4

Research methods
Psychopathology

Revision Yr 1 work

5

Research methods
Revision

Exams

6

Yr2 Approaches in psychology
Practical research

 

 

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