Psychology AQA A Level at Lea Valley High School
This qualification offers an engaging and effective introduction to psychology, which is the academic study of why humans behave in the way they do. Students will learn the fundamentals of the subject and develop skills valued by higher education and employers, including critical analysis, independent thinking and research.
You will learn about memory, how we form attachments, and how psychologists study behaviour. You will also discover the causes of stress, how people around us influence our behaviour and the individual differences relating to normal and abnormal behaviour. You will also learn about biological rhythms and sleep, aggression, relationships, depression, media psychology and research methods.
Year 1 Subject content:
Social influence, memory, attachment, approaches in psychology, psychopathology, research methods
Year 2 Subject content:
Compulsory content, social influence, memory, attachment, psychopathology, approaches in psychology, biopsychology, research methods, issues and debates in psychology
5 GCSE A* ‐ C including Mathematics and English Language at grade B or better
The course is assessed through exams.
Psychologists can go into a wide range of jobs, including advertising, education, counselling, forensic psychology, clinical psychology, social and health services, charity work, sports psychology, psycholinguistics, neuroscience and many other careers where an understanding of people is an advantage.
AQA A Level Psychology Year 1
AQA A Level Psychology: Student Book 1 (5th edition)
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Lea Valley High School directly.