Psychology A Level at The Latimer Arts College
Why Study This?
- If you are interested in how animals (including humans) behave
- If you enjoy thinking critically and scientifically
- If you are thinking of studying Psychology at University
- If you would like to gain research skills appropriate for many careers such as business, journalism, sport, media and education
In Year 12, students will:
- develop a broad knowledge and understanding of key aspects of the core areas of psychology social, cognitive, developmental, biological and individual differences.
In Year 13, students will:
- develop skills in more specialised areas of psychology eg aggression, eating disorders, addictive behaviour and schizophrenia.
Throughout Years 12 and 13 research methods and a scientific approach are used to support the programme of study.
GCSE English at Grade B and Science and Maths at Grade C
A Level Psychology is a linear qualification. All assessments will take place at the end of the two year course.
Assessments that contribute towards the A Level grade take the form of an examination. Questions involving the use of mathematical skills in Psychology will contribute to 10% of these assessments.
Students will be assessed through written examinations with multiple choice, short answers and extended writing. There is an emphasis on practical research throughout the course and this is assessed in the written examinations as
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Latimer Arts College directly.