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Psychology A-Level at Dr Challoner's High School

Course description

Students who take psychology need a combination of curiosity and scepticism and need to enjoy research. Psychology students often also study Biology, English and Sports Science.

Course content

Paper 1 - Yr12

  • Social influence
  • Memory
  • Attachment
  • Psychopathology

Paper 2 – Yr12

  • Approaches in Psychology
  • Biopsychology
  • Research methods

Option 3 – Yr13

  • Issues and debates in Psychology
  • Gender
  • Eating behaviour
  • Aggression

Entry requirements

Prospective students are required to achieve a minimum of 2 GCSEs or iGCSEs at grade A and a further 4 GCSEs or iGCSEs at grade B, including English Language and Mathematics.

Subject Specific

B grade in either Additional Science or a separate science subject.

Assessment

Paper 1 - Yr12 

  • Written exam: 2hours
  • 96 marks in total
  • 33.3% of A-level

Paper 2 – Yr12 

  • Written exam: 2hours
  • 96 marks in total
  • 33.3% of A-level

Option 3 – Yr13

  • Written exam: 2hours
  • 96 marks in total
  • 33.3% of A-level

Future opportunities

Psychology is a qualification that is highly regarded by universities and further education establishments.

Students who want a career in any of the caring services, or in marketing or business, will find an understanding of psychology useful. Psychology can help your career either directly or indirectly. Of course, if you wish to become a psychologist, therapist or mental health worker, this A Level is of direct value.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Dr Challoner's High School directly.

Last updated date: 05 May 2015
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