Psychology A Level at The Boston Grammar School
The Pear son Edexcel specification for A - level Psychology requires that several major areas of Psychology are covered. Social Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, the Biological Approach and the Learning Approach will be covered in the first year. In each area you wi ll look at the studies and theories that relate to that aspect of the subject, and complete a practical investigation to give a flavour of how psychologists conduct their research. In year 2 you will study Clinical Psychology and a choice of Criminologica l Psychology or Child Psychology. Finally, in the issues and debates section you will draw on all areas of the specification in order to understand conceptual and methodological issues.
You should h ave a good level of English, Science and Maths capability. It is not necessary to have studied Psychology at GCSE level to join the course. 10% of each examination paper will consist of maths questions, so at least a GCSE grade ‘C’ in Maths will be requir ed. You should be able to evaluate and draw conclusions from reasoned arguments.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Boston Grammar School directly.