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Psychology A Level at Caldew School

Course description

The specification comprises three units. Two units lead to an AS award, typically studied over one year, and three units, typically studied over two years, would lead to an A2 award (a full A Level). These qualifications are linear. This means that students will sit all the AS exams at the end of their AS course and all the A Level exams at the end of their A Level course.

Course content

AS Subject Content

Paper 1: Introductory topics in psychology. Social influence, Memory, Attachment.

Paper 2: Psychology in context. Approaches in psychology, Psychopathology, Research methods.

A Level Subject Content

Paper 1: Introductory topics in psychology. Social influence, Memory, Attachment, Psychopathology.

Paper 2: Psychology in context. Approaches in psychology, Biopsychology, Research methods.

Paper 3: Issues and options in psychology. Issues and Debates in psychology, Gender, Schizophrenia, Addiction.

Entry requirements

Each student’s grade profile will be considered individually. Psychology requires a good level of written English and Mathematical ability.

Assessment

Each unitis equally weighted and will be externally examined. The overall grade AS grade is determined by combining two results and theALevel is determined by combining three results as above.

Future opportunities

Psychology is an exciting subject aimed at understanding human behaviour. A Level courses are useful to those interested in careers in social work, social care, nursing, mental health, the police and the media.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 09 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 or 2 years

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