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PSYCHOLOGY A LEVEL (RPA) at Richmond Park Academy - RPA

Course description

This course comprises five written units (two at AS level; three at A-Level), with no coursework. The emphasis is on the application of knowledge and understanding to develop your analysis, evaluation, critical thinking skills and mathematical skills with a statistical focus. The course covers a broad range of topic based options which are designed to engage you in contemporary psychological issues and debates.

Course content

The exam board for Key Stage 5 is AQA.

AS

Paper 1: Social Influence, Memory and Infant-Caregiver Attachment

Paper 2: Approaches in Psychology, Psychopathology and Research Methods

A-Level

Paper 1: Social Influence, Memory, Attachment and Psychopathology

Paper 2: Approaches in Psychology, Biopsychology and Research Methods

Paper 3: Issues & Debates in Psychology, Gender, Schizophrenia and Aggression

Entry requirements

English GCSE grade B or grade 6
Mathematics GCSE grade B or grade 6

Future opportunities

Interest in studying psychology has grown enormously in recent years. Not only is it a fascinating subject, a psychology degree also prepares you for a wide range of careers such as clinical psychology, counselling psychology, educational psychology, forensic psychology and health psychology. It also provides a useful training for market research, social research, social work, teaching, nursing, therapy, advertising, sales, media and broadcasting, human resources, the Police and the Armed Forces.

Further information

EXAM BOARD: AQA

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Richmond Park Academy - RPA directly.

Last updated date: 08 March 2017
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