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Psychology AS and A Level *Fees Payable* at Benenden School *Fees Payable*

Course description

Why study Psychology:

The subject will help you to understand your own behaviour and that of others. It will give you a good grounding in the principles and approaches in Psychology as well as the principles of experimental research. The syllabus has a greater focus on how Psychological approaches can be applied to real world situations which, as well as being interesting in its own right, sheds light on ideas encountered in many other subjects such as Economics, Drama, History and Politics.

Course content

This course investigates a vast array of human behaviour from the newborn’s attachment to its primary caregivers to explanations of offender behaviour. The course will appeal to students who are interested in how and why people behave the way they do. The study of Psychology also focuses on issues such as eyewitness testimony, maternal deprivation, conformity and various forms of individual differences.  

AS Unit 1

Social Psychology – Conformity, Obedience

Cognitive Psychology – Memory

Development Psychology – Infant attachment

50% of AS


AS Unit 2

Research Methods – Experiments, non-experimental methods

Individual Differences – Psychopathology and Biopsychology

Approaches in Psychology 

50% of AS


A Level Unit 1

Social Psychology – Conformity, Obedience

Cognitive Psychology – Memory

Development Psychology – Infant attachment

Individual Differences - Psychopathology 

33.3% of A Level


A Level Unit 2

Approaches in Psychology

Bio Psychology

Research Methods

33.3% of A Level


A Level Unit 3

Issues and Debates in Psychology

Gender Development


Forensic Psychology

33.3% of A Level

Entry requirements

A minimum grade B at GCSE Maths, English and Biology is recommended but not essential. 

Future opportunities

Related careers:

Psychology combines well with other A Level subjects; it complements other sciences (especially Biology), social sciences and Art subjects. Psychology is a useful subject to take if you are interested in: public relations, human resources, advertising/marketing, management, criminology, education, nursing, medicine etc, as well as the more obvious choices such as clinical psychology, counselling etc.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Benenden School *Fees Payable* directly.

Last updated date: 06 December 2016
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