Psychology A Level at Sydenham School - Sydenham and Forest Hill Sixth Form
During the Year 12 students study a variety of psychological areas including: Memory, Attachment, Psychopathology, Social influence, Approaches in Psychology, Biopsychology and research methods used in psychological investigations.
Paper 1: covering Social influence, Memory, Attachment and Psychopathology.
Paper 2: covering, Approaches in Psychology, Biopsychology and research methods.
Compulsory topic: Issues and debates in psychology
Optional content 1 (You will study one from the following)
- Cognition and development
Optional content 2 (You will study one from the following)
- Eating behavior
Optional content 3 (You will study one from the following)
- Forensic psychology
Grade 6 in GCSE English Language and Grade B in Science or Grade 6 in Maths. Grade B in GCSE Psychology if taken
Minimum point score of 38 including Maths and English at grade 4 at GCSE. This is equivalent to 4B and 4C grades overall at GCSE. Students will also need to achieve the subject specific criteria below:
NEW GCSE POINT SCORE GCSE grade 2017 Points:
- G 1.00
- F 1.50
- E 2.00
- D 3.00
- C 4.00
- B 5.50
- A 7.00
- A* 8.50
Paper 1: written exam 2 hours
Paper 2: written exam 2 hours
Paper 3: written exam 2 hours
A high proportion of psychology students progress to University courses in general psychology or a specialized field as diverse as Forensic Psychology or Sports Psychology. Psychologists work in many different areas such as criminal psychology or occupations in education, media, law, health and counseling. Psychology is the investigation of human thought and behaviour.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sydenham School - Sydenham and Forest Hill Sixth Form directly.