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Psychology A Level *FEES PAYABLE* at Padworth College

Course description

Psychology A Level is of interest to students both of the sciences and the humanities. Psychology is the study of human behaviour, experiences and the mind and uses scientific methodology.

Course content

Compulsory content

1.  Social influence

2.  Memory

3.  Attachment

4.  Psychopathology

5.  Approaches in psychology

6.  Biopsychology

7.  Research methods

8.  Issues and debates in psychology

Optional content

Option 1

9.   Relationships

10. Gender

11. Cognition and development

Option 2

12. Schizophrenia

13. Eating behaviour

14. Stress

Option 3

15. Aggression

16. Forensic psychology

17. Addiction

Entry requirements

No previous study of Psychology is required but students will normally be required to have a Grade C or above in GCSE English and Maths or equivalent. It is also desirable to have a good general knowledge and an interest in current affairs.


Assessment is by means of written examination only at the end of a two year course. There are three exams (each 2 hours in length), each worth 33.3% of the A Level.

Financial information

Fees may be charged for this course

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Padworth College directly.

Last updated date: 04 November 2016
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