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Psychology A-Level at The Chalfonts Community College

Course description

What is this course about?

Some people believe that Psychology is the same as Psychiatry or that it is just common sense; nothing could be further from the truth. In short, it is the scientific study of the mind and human behaviour i.e. why do we behave the way we do? If you would like the answers to some of these questions and raise a whole new set of questions about human behaviour, this is the course for you.

Course content

What will I do on this course and how will I be assessed?

AS Psychology

Paper 1

  • Social Influence – Conformity and obedience
  • Memory
  • Attachment

Paper 2

  • Approaches in Psychology
  • Psychopathology
  • Research methods

Assessment

Two written papers in June of the first year

A-Level Psychology

Paper 1

  • Social Influence
  • Memory
  • Attachment
  • Psychopathology

Paper 2

  • Approaches in Psychology
  • Biopsychopathology
  • Research methods

Paper 3

  • Issues and Debates
  • Relationships
  • Schizophrenaa
  • Addiction

Assessment

Three written papers in June of the second year

Entry requirements

What do I need to get on to this course?

You will need a minimum of 5 GCSEs grades A – C and a grade B or above in Additional Science.

Future opportunities

Where could it lead?

Students who study A Level Psychology often go on to study the subject at university, or take a course in areas such as teaching, business, health care or advertising.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Chalfonts Community College directly.

Last updated date: 12 June 2015

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