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Psychology A2 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.

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 ofpsychologists interests and the methods they use. AS Level Unit Information Psychological InvestigationsCandidates become familiar with four techniques for collecting/analysing data: self-report, experiment, observation, correlation, Candidates can conduct their own small investigations and make a record of their activities if they wish Assessment Method: 1 hour exam. Core StudiesCandidates build knowledge and understanding of 15 psychology studies, demonstrating evaluation skills and an appreciation of wider psychological approaches/perspectives, theories, issues and debates. Candidates make comparisons and distinctions between core studies and examine the broader context of general debates within psychology. Assessment Method: 2 hour exam A2 Level Options in Applied PsychologyCandidates have the opportunity to study two areas of applied psychology: Forensic Psychology Health and clinical Psychology

Entry requirements

A minimum of 5 A-C grades in your GCSE's or equivalent qualifications, including a grades C if you have studied Psychology at GCSE level.


Psychology is a very demanding course at A Level. Students should be aware that there will be a large amount of individual research to carry out as well as extensive note-taking and having an ability to evaluate the different approaches in psychology.

Future opportunities

Progression Routes

Higher Education--college/university

Career Options--forensics, clinical, child care, therapy, business

Further information

Please contact Ms Whale for further details.

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