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AS & A Level Psychology at Cleeve Park School

Course description

Psychology is a popular subject which is attractive to students because it develops a range of valuable skills, including critical analysis, independent thinking and research. These skills are particularly relevant to young people and are transferable to further study and the workplace.

There is no prior knowledge needed to do the subject as there is coverage of all relevant skills within the course. There is a variety of subject topics covered that aim to give students a broad view of Psychology and enhance their progression to the A2 course.

Course content

AS: Students will be expected to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of psychological concepts, theories, research studies, research methods and ethical issues in relation to the specified Paper 1 and 2 content
  • Apply psychological knowledge and understanding of the specified Paper 1and 2 content in a range of contexts
  • Analyse, interpret and evaluate psychological concepts, theories, research studies and research methods in relation to the specified Paper 1 and 2 content
  • Evaluate therapies and treatments including in terms of their appropriateness and effectiveness.

The topic content that is covered is as follows:

  • Social influence
  • Memory
  • Attachment
  • Approaches in Biopsychology
  • Psychopathology
  • Research methods
  • Scientific
  • Data handling and analysis

A2: Students will be expected to:

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of psychological concepts, theories, research studies, research methods and ethical issues in relation to the specified Paper 1, 2 and 3 content.

Apply psychological knowledge and understanding of the specified Paper 1, 2 and 3 content in a range of contexts.

Analyse, interpret and evaluate psychological concepts, theories, research studies and research methods in relation to the specified Paper 1,2 and 3 content.

Evaluate therapies and treatments including in terms of their appropriateness and effectiveness.

The topic content that is covered is as follows:

  • Social Psychology
  • Memory
  • Attachment
  • Psychopathology
  • Approaches in Psychology
  • Biopsychology
  • Research methods
  • Scientific processes
  • Data handling and analysis
  • Inferential testing
  • Issues and debates in Psychology
  • Gender
  • Schizophrenia
  • Aggression
  • Addiction

These qualifications offer an engaging and effective introduction to Psychology. Students will learn the fundamentals of the subject and develop skills valued by Higher Education (HE) and employers, including critical analysis, independent thinking and research.

Entry requirements

Grade C or above in both GCSE Mathematics and English Language

Assessment

Year 12 (AS) –

  • 2 exams


Year 13 (A2) –

  • 3 exams

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 18 November 2015
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