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Psychology AS/A2 Level at Netherthorpe School

Course description

The course is made up of four units, two at AS and two at A2.

The AS course looks at various aspects of Psychology including memory, prejudice, obedience and the problems of eye witness testimony.

In the second year for A2 the course builds upon the AS units and applies the knowledge taught in the first year to the aspects of health, child and clinical psychology.

You will be expected to read textbooks and journals, undertake research, engage in discussions and complete written assignments.


Course content

See above.

Entry requirements

No prior knowledge of Psychology is required. However, a good range of GCSE higher grades and a genuine interest in human behaviour are required. As Psychology is classed as a Science it would be helpful for students to have at least a grade C or above in GCSE Science.


The course will be assessed entirely by examinations in both AS and A2, in June, it may be possible to re-sit as AS unit in the final June examinations.

Future opportunities

Psychology is relevant to anyone whose work involves understanding and helping others e.g. teaching, nursing, law, police, social work. It is highly regarded by universities for a wide range of courses.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 02 June 2015

Key information

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