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Psychology A Level at Dunraven School

Course description

Year one
Unit 1a Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology and Research Methods. Students will explore issues including:
Infant attachment
Psychological research methodology
Unit 2a Biological Psychology, Social Psychology and Individual Differences. Students will explore issues including:
Stress Social influence including conformity and obedience
Individual differences-abnormality

Year two Psychology A
Unit 3A-Topics in Psychology - Students will explore issues including:
Eating Behaviour
Cognition and development
Unit 4A- Psychopathology, Psychology in Action and Research Methods - Students will explore issues including:
Psychological Research and Scientific
Addictive behaviour

Entry requirements

Grade B in GCSE Science and 6 in Maths, grade 5 in English

Future opportunities

Psychology is an interesting and successful subject at A level and many students continue to study Psychology at University. Students studying Psychology become familiar with knowledge and skills which will stand them in good stead for any career where an understanding of the psychology of the mind and human behaviour is important eg Educational Psychologist, Research Psychology, Teaching, counselling.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 03 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 years