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Psychology - A Level at Bishop Milner Catholic College

Course description

You should be interested in the processes, motives, reactions and nature of the human mind. You will learn to understand why people behave the way they do and how psychologists find out about human behaviour.

Course content

What will I study during the AS course & how will it be assessed?

A level Psychology is a modular course.

Unit 1: Cognitive & Developmental Psychology and Research Methods (Examination)

Models of memory and how memory works in everyday life. How attachments develop and types of attachment. The effects of deprivation and privation. Research methods in psychology, e.g. experiment, correlation studies, observation, case studies, questionnaires and interviews.50% of AS, 25% of A-Level

Unit 2: Physiological Psychology, Individual differences and Social Psychology (Examination)

The physical effects of stress and sources of stress. Coping with and managing stressHow abnormal behaviour is defined and explained from biological and psychological points of view. The use of biological and psychological therapies.Social influence, majority and minority influence and obedience to authority. Independent behaviour and resistance to authority.50% of AS, 25% A-level.What will I study during the A2 course & how will it be assessed?

Unit 3: Topics in Psychology (Examination)

Topics include: Biological rhythms and sleep; Relationships; Aggression.25%

A level

Unit 4: Psychopathology, Psychology in action and Research Methods (Examination)

The Psychopathology of Depression, Media Psychology and Research Methods.25% A level

Entry requirements

5 A* - C GCSE Passes

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Bishop Milner Catholic College directly.

Last updated date: 28 September 2015
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