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Psychology A2 level at Shoeburyness High School

Course description

This course is for those wishing to learn more about human behaviour. You should also learn how to express yourself coherently, how to challenge information, how to be confident about yourself, how to be a better friend, employee and member of society.

Entry requirements

You must pass AS Psychology to progress to the full A-level.


A-Level – Three 2 hour external examinations all taken at the end of 2 years.

The first exam is assessing your knowledge of research methods and is worth 30% of the final grade. It focuses on planning, conducting, analysing and reporting psychological research across a range of experimental and nonexperimental methodologies and techniques.

The second exam is assessing your knowledge of Psychological themes through core studies and is worth 35% of the final grade. It is based on some of the central areas of investigation in psychology organised in key themes. Each key theme is represented by a classic and a contemporary core study.

The third exam is assessing your knowledge of applied psychology and is worth 35% of the final grade. There is a compulsory section on issues in mental health, and questions out of two of the following: Child psychology, Criminal psychology, Environmental psychology, Sports and exercise psychology.

Further information

An A-level in psychology can lead to studying a social science at degree level for e.g. Psychology, Criminology, Sociology etc. A degree in Psychology can lead into many career areas as education in psychology helps students develop skills that are important in a variety of careers.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 24 October 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years