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Psychology - AS/A2 at Lyng Hall a trust school and specialist sports college

Course description

Why study Psychology?

Studying Psychology is appealing to Students who are keen to develop an understanding of human behaviour through research and theory.

Course content

Students will study for the AS component:

Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology and Research Methods.

· Cognitive psychology—memory and ey witness testimony.

· Developmental psychology—early social development, attachment, the effects of day care and influence of research on day care.

· Research methods

Biological and Social Psychology and Individual Differences.

· Biological Psychology—stress, factors affecting stress and stress management.

· Social Psychology—conformity, obedience and independent behaviour.

· Individual differences—definitions of abnormality, approaches and therapies.


Students will then study for the A2 component:

Topics in Psychology

· Biological  rhythms and sleep—the impact of sleep and sleep disorders

· Relationships—romantic relationships, reproductive behaviour and early experience and culture.

· Aggression—psychological and biological explanations of  aggression and evolutionary explanation.

Psychopathy, Psychology in Action and Research Methods

· Psychopathology: Depression/Anxiety/Schizophrenia

· Psychology in action—Media Psychology/Addictive behaviour/ Anomalistic Psychology

Psychological research and scientific method



Entry requirements

B Grade at GCSE English and C Grade at GCSE Maths


AS Level :100% exam
The AS course will be assessed by 2 x one and half hour exams.

A level : 100% exam.
The A level course will be assessed by 1 x one and a half hour exam and 1 x two hour exam.

Future opportunities

Where could Psychology take me?

Psychology is considered a scientific A Level due to the high level of scientific content. Therefore it can be used for a career in science.

Further information

For further information please contact: Miss S Faulconbridge,  Lead Psychology Teacher


How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Lyng Hall a trust school and specialist sports college directly.

Last updated date: 07 November 2014
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