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Psychology A Level at Sydenham School - Sydenham and Forest Hill Sixth Form

Course description

Year 12

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.

A LEVEL

Paper 1: covering Social influence, Memory, Attachment and Psychopathology.

Paper 2: covering, Approaches in Psychology, Biopsychology and research methods.

Paper 3:

Compulsory topic: Issues and debates in psychology

Optional content 1 (You will study one from the following)

  • Relationships
  • Gender
  • Cognition and development

Optional content 2 (You will study one from the following)

  • Schizophrenia
  • Eating behavior
  • Stress

Optional content 3 (You will study one from the following)

  • Aggression
  • Forensic psychology

Course content

 

    Entry requirements

    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

    Assessment

    Paper 1: written exam 2 hours 

    Paper 2: written exam 2 hours 

    Paper 3: written exam 2 hours

    Future opportunities

    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.

    Last updated date: 08 February 2017
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