Psychology A level at Woodbridge High School
This course aims to develop advanced knowledge and understanding of how different perspectives in psychology answer these three big questions. During AS Psychology, students will undertake introductory concepts, such as Social Influence, Psychopathology and Attachment. Students will also learn about the scientific methods, psychologists use to glean information about behaviour.
In year 12, there are six units. The first unit is ‘Introductory Topics’. In this unit, students become familiar with the perspectives and issues around published psychological evidence. The second unit, ‘Psychology in Context’, focuses on the application and conduct of Psychology in the real world.
In Year 13 there are three units. One unit will focus on advanced Introductory Topics, the second will build upon the year 12 Psychology in Context unit. The third unit will focus on Options and Issues in Psychology. The successful completion of all units will lead to an A Level in Psychology.
Grade B in GCSE English and Grade B in GCSE Maths and Science are preferred. It is not necessary for students to have GCSE Psychology, but a good grade in that will be a bonus.
The A Level will be examined with three exam papers, lasting two hours each.
All papers will comprise of multiple choice, short answer and extended writing questions.
If you choose to go onto university, you will find that Psychology complements the sciences as well as the humanities. You may wish to specialise in Psychology at degree level and further. Psychologists find themselves working in all areas of life, in the legal justice system, in health care, in media, in retail, in business and in education.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Woodbridge High School directly.