Psychology A Level at Teignmouth Community School
Three units are taken over two years and require students to take three examinations each of two hours duration. Each Paper is equally worth One-third of A level:
- Paper 1 looks at three introductory topics including social influence, memory and attachment
- Paper 2 focuses psychology in context, including psychopathology, research methods and approaches in Psychology
- Paper 3 looks at issues and options in psychology selected from a choice of topics including relationships, gender, cognition and development—(option 1). Schizophrenia, eating behaviour, and stress—(option 2). Option 3 consists aggression, forensic psychology and addiction. This unit provides the opportunity for students to develop their knowledge and understanding to a greater degree in psychology.
GCSE English, Mathematics and a Science at grade 5 or B will be required, as well as a positive attitude to independent and group working, and a good attendance record. Science and research are very much part of the study of psychology as this is an evidence-based discipline, and students will need to demonstrate their ability to show this. Candidates must be interested in learning about people and how their behaviour is explained through a variety of challenging perspectives.
Psychology is accepted by universities as an excellent foundation for a very wide range of degree courses. It is also an asset to careers in health and welfare, law and criminal justice, marketing, the media, medicine, personnel, the police and probation, social work, teaching and general management.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Teignmouth Community School directly.