Psychology AS / A Level at Budmouth College
“Studying psychology is fun because you’re always looking for the same things I think a writer should look for, which is the story behind the story.” Cleave
Paper 1: Introduction to Psychology -what is memory and how does it work? Attachment –why is it needed and what happens when it goes wrong? Social Influence – why do some people blindly obey orders and some rebel? Could you deliberately harm someone just because you were told to do it?
Paper 2: Psychology in context- examining the origins of psychology and the different approaches psychologists use. Psychopathology – investigating the theories of abnormality, depression, OCD and phobias and research methods.
Paper 1: Introduction to Psychology: as above
Paper 2: Psychology in context: as above
Paper 3: Issues and options in Psychology. A range of different topics covered in depth: Gender, Schizophrenia, Addiction, Forensics.
Discussion, notes and presentations in lessons
Independent work - a vital skill!
Resources on FROG
Skills of analysis and evaluation
Revision skills & exam technique
Revision classes Progress tests to track performance
Grade B or above in the Sciences and Grade 5 or above in Maths and English.
AS (if taken): • Two Exams
A Level: • Three Exams
What could you be?
Psychology is a massive area. You could work in education, the legal judicial system, counselling, and hospitals.
Where could you go?
Bath; Bournemouth; Bristol; Gloucestershire; Exeter; Plymouth.
Recent student destinations:
University of Bournemouth; Canterbury Christ Church; Plymouth; Solent.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Budmouth College directly.