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Psychology AS/A Level at Stoke Newington School

Course description

Students will be expected to demonstrate in both AS and A level:

• knowledge and understanding of psychological concepts, theories, research studies, research methods and ethical issues in relation to the specified content

• apply psychological knowledge and understanding of the specified content in a range of contexts

• analyse, interpret and evaluate psychological concepts, theories, research studies and research methods in relation to the specified content

• evaluate therapies and treatments including in terms of their appropriateness and effectiveness

Course content

AS Level:

Paper 1: Introductory topics in psychology (social influence, memory and attachment).

Paper 2: Psychology in context (approaches in psychology, psychopathology and research methods).

A level:

Paper 1: Introductory topics in to psychology (social influence, memory, attachment and psychopathology).

Paper 2: Psychology in context (approaches in psychology, biopsychology and research methods).

Paper 3: Issues and options in Psychology (issues and debates, gender, schizophrenia and addiction)

Entry requirements

4 in maths, C in science and 4.5 English language.

Future opportunities

Many of our students have gone on to study this subject at degree level. There are career opportunities within various areas of psychology e.g. forensic, clinical, educational, occupational, child psychology and many other jobs where an understanding of human behaviour is relevant.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 23 November 2016
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