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Psychology AS & A Level at Beauchamps High School

Course description

For Psychology there are a number of topics covered over the two years. In Year 1 the following topics will be studied: Approaches, Social Influence, Attachment, Psychopathology, Memory, Biopsychology and Research Methods.

Each of these topics investigates a variety of different theories and research studies conducted by psychologists and we look at the strengths and weaknesses of each.

In Year 2 the following topics will be studied: Further Research Methods, Further Biopsychology, Issues and Debates, Relationships, Schizophrenia and Forensic Psychology. Each of these topics also focus on psychological theory and support and/or contradictory research.

Entry requirements

Grade 5 or above in GCSE English and Mathematics and Grade B or above in GCSE Biology. Grade B or above in GCSE Psychology if taken.



All three exam papers will be sat at the end of Year 13. Each paper is 2 hours long and worth 96 marks. Each paper has a mixture of multiple choice questions, short answer questions and extended writing questions (16 mark essays).

Future opportunities

Psychology A Level is helpful in a range of different careers including: Counselling, Police, Occupational Psychology, Management, Sports Psychology, Personnel Work, Criminology, Teaching, Counselling and Prison Work.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Beauchamps High School directly.

Last updated date: 03 November 2016

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