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Psychology A level at The Holy Cross School

Course description

Psychology is the scientific study of mind and behaviour - so if you are passionate about understanding how people think and behave then Psychology is for you!

Course content

Year 12

The course covers memory, social influence (e.g. why did German soldiers obey the Nazi regime), attachment, psychopathology (e.g. how we define mental illness), the different approaches used to explain behaviour in psychology, biopsychology (e.g. structure and function of neurons and how they affect behaviour), and research methods (e.g. how to create reliable and valid experiments).

Year 13

You will also study research methods, issues and debates, relationships, stress, and aggression.

Entry requirements

GCSE Grade 5 or above in English Language or English Literature and Mathematics AND GCSE Grade 5 or above in two or more Sciences in Triple Science OR

GCSE Grade 5:5 or above in Combined Science


Three 2 hour examinations which will cover all material over the two years.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Holy Cross School directly.

Last updated date: 11 October 2017

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