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Psychology A level at Copthall School

Course description

Outline of AS Syllabus
Candidates are expected to study:
Unit 1: Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology and Research Methods:
Cognitive psychology – models of memory, memory in everyday life; developmental psychology
– attachment, attachment in everyday life; research methods – methods and techniques,
investigation design, data analysis and presentation.
Unit 2: Biological Psychology, Social Psychology and Individual Differences: Biological
psychology – stress as a bodily response, stress in everyday life; social psychology – social
influence, social influence in everyday life; individual differences – defining and explaining
psychological abnormality, treating abnormality.
Outline of A2 Syllabus
Candidates are expected to study:
Unit 3: Topics In Psychology: Relationships, biological rhythms and sleep, eating disorders.
Unit 4: Psychopathology, Psychology in Action and Research Methods: Psychopathology
– disorders (depression) and treatments; psychology in action – addictive behaviour; research
methods – application of scientific method; designing psychological investigations; data analysis
and reporting on investigations.

Entry requirements

• At least five A*– C grades at GCSE.• English GCSE grade B

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Copthall School directly.

Last updated date: 11 November 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years