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Psychology A/S at Queensbury School

Course description

This course introduces students to the theories and methods of psychology. It offers students the opportunity to look at some of the explanations psychologists provide in trying to understand humans and their interactions with the world. This course is AS only.

Course content

The course aims to develop both candidates psychological skills and their psychological knowledge. Candidates study a variety of psychological research studies that represent the range of psychologists interests and the methods they use.

AS Level Unit Information

Unit 1 - Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology and Research Methods.



Research Methods

Assessment 1 hour 30 minutes

Unit 2 - Social Psychology, Biological Psychology and Individual differences



Social Influence

Assessment 1 hour 30 minutes

Entry requirements

You will need a minimum of 5 A*-C grades (or equivalent) in your GCSEs, including at least a grade C in the related subject. and a gradeC in GCSE English.

To progress into the second year, you need to have passed the first year.

Future opportunities

Progression RoutesHigher Education--college/universityCareer Options--forensics, clinical, child care, therapy, business

Further information

Please contact Ms Whale for further information.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Queensbury School directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 to 2 years