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A Level Psychology at Brentwood Ursuline Convent High School

Course description

Psychology is the scientific study of the mind and behaviour. the course will give some fundamental and lasting insights into human behaviour, enabling students to view how they cope with their own lives and their interactions with others. the A level specification focuses on the core approaches in Psychology: cognitive, behavioural, psychodynamic, biological and social. it also includes the study of quantitative and qualitative research methods as well as exploring the nature and usage of ethical guidelines.

AS Level (Year 12)

Unit 1 – Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology and Research Methods. AS 25% (50% of AS)

Unit 2 – Biological Psychology, Social Psychology and individual Differences. AS 25% (50% of AS) Both Units are assessed with structured questions and an extended writing question.

A2 Level (Year 13)

Unit 3 – various topics in Psychology including: Relationships, Aggression, gender, eating Behaviour, intelligence, Biological Rhythms & Sleep, Cognition & Development A2 25% (50% of A2)

Unit 4 – Psychopathology, Psychology in Action and Research Methods – topics covered include: depression, Schizophrenia, Psychology in the Media, Phobias, obsessive Compulsive Disorders and Anomalistic Psychology

A2 25% (50% of A2) Both Units are assessed with structured questions and an extended writing question.

Entry requirements

Grade B in GCSE english language and literature.Grade B in GCSE Maths (Desirable)

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Brentwood Ursuline Convent High School directly.

Last updated date: 20 April 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years