Psychology AS/A Level at Ysgol Emrys Ap Iwan
Psychology is the study of mind, behaviour and experience. The AS course is taught in Year 12 and the A2 course in Year 13. As the subject is new to Sixth Form students, a short introduction precedes the course content in September.
Unit 1: Introduction to Psychology.
- Approaches to Psychology.
- Bio-Psychology – the biological basis of behaviour & thinking.
- Gender development.
- Research Methods – ways in which the subject is studied.
- Social Influence – including conformity & obedience.
- Remembering & forgetting.
- Anxiety disorders – including explanations and treatment of phobias & OCDs
- Social development, Cognitive development, Moral development.
- Cognition & law.
- Schizophrenia & mood disorders.
- Stress & stress management.
- Substance abuse.
- Forensic Psychology.
- Approaches in Psychology and debates & methods in Psychology.
AS Course - At least 5 GCSE grades at C or above including English Language, Maths and at least a B grade in Science.
Unit 1 & 2 - Written Paper (1 hour 30 minutes) and is 50% of the AS Assessment and 25% of the A Level Assessment.
Unit 3 & 4 - Written paper (2 hours) and is 50% of the A2 Assessment and 25% of the A Level Assessment.
Psychology A Level prepares students for degree level courses in a range of subjects. Psychology is a subject studied in its own right at university and is part of many other courses, especially vocational courses involving working with people. This course prepares students for working with others and so has direct relevance to many occupations. See the British Psychological Society web site for details of careers in psychology.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ysgol Emrys Ap Iwan directly.