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Psychology AS/A2 Level at Chobham Academy

Course description

Psychology is the study of mind and behaviour.

The AS aims to give an overview of the main areas of the subject, while the A2 allows for some of these areas to be studied in greater depth. (The specification followed is AQA B).

Course content

AS Level
There are two units:

Unit 1: Approaches in Psychology, Research Methods and Gender Development.

Unit 2: Social Psychology (Obedience and Conformity), Cognitive Psychology (Memory) and Individual Differences (Anxiety Disorders).


A2 Level
There are two more units:

Unit 3: Child Development (Social), Psychopathology (Schizophrenia and Mood Disorders), Cognition and Law.

Unit 4: Approaches, Debates and Methods.



Entry requirements

Students require a minimum of 5 A*-C grades at GCSE or equivalent, including grade C or above at GCSE in English and Mathematics.


Each unit is assessed by a one and a half hour exam. Unit 1 is sat in January, and Unit 2 is sat in May.

Unit 3 is assessed by an exam in January. Unit 4 is assessed by an exam in June.

Future opportunities

A Level Psychology is accepted by Universities as an excellent foundation for a wide range of degree courses. It is also an asset in health/welfare, law, teaching, marketing, human resources, general management, the police and media.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Chobham Academy directly.

Last updated date: 30 April 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 - 2 Years