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Psychology A Level at Trinity School

Course description

Psychology is a fascinating science concerned with the study of the mind and behaviour. It has links to a variety of disciplines such as the biological, computer and forensic sciences, as well as with humanities such as sociology and philosophy. The common factor linking people who study psychology is curiosity and a thirst for knowledge.

Course content

Psychology is a fusion of science and humanities. Any attempt to explain why humans think and behave in the way that they do will inevitably be linked to one or another branch of Psychology. The different disciplines of Psychology are extremely wide-ranging.

They include:
Clinical Psychology/Cognitive Psychology/Memory/Intelligence/Development Psychology/Evolutionary Psychology/Forensic Psychology/Health Psychology/ Neuropsychology/Industrial Psychology/Social Psychology.

During the course, you will learn about why people conform and obey in social situations, how long-term and short-term memory works. You will also investigate what makes people aggressive, how the brain functions as well as factors involved in romantic relationships.

Classroom teaching involves group work, testing hypotheses, collecting evidence and is about students relating to themselves and real-life situations.

Assessment

Unit 1: Introductory Topics in Psychology
Written exam: 2 hours
96 marks in total, 33.3% of A-level.
Topics include Social influence, Memory, Attachment, Psychopathology. There are four sections, each section has multiple choice, short answer and extended writing worth 16 marks.

Unit 2: Psychology in Context
Written exam: 2 hours
Topics include Approaches in Psychology, Biopsychology, Research methods and Issues and debates in Psychology. There are three sections, each section has multiple choice, short answer and extended writing worth 16 marks.

Unit 3: Issues and Options in Psychology
Written exam: 2 hours
96 marks in total, 33.3% of A-level.
Topics include: Relationships, Eating Behaviour and Aggression. There are four sections, each section has multiple choice, short answer and extended writing worth 16 marks.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 18 September 2017

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