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Psychology A Level at Carre's Grammar School

Course description

Students will be expected to:

• Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of psychological concepts, theories, research studies, research methods and ethical issues.

• Apply their new found knowledge in a range of contexts with analysis and evaluation.

• Evaluate the appropriateness and effectiveness of certain therapies and treatments.

• Develop competence and confidence in a variety of practical, mathematical and problem-solving skills.

Entry requirements

The minimum entry requirements for level 3 academic study apply. In addition, applicants will require a Grade 5 in English and Maths.


Psychology is assessed by external examination only. At the end of the second year students will sit three 2 hour exams. There is no coursework. Paper 1: Introductory Topics in Psychology (Social Influence, Memory, Attachment, Psychopathology) Paper 2: Psychology in Context (Approaches in Psychology, Biopsychology, Research Methods) Paper 3: Issues and Options in Psychology (Issues and Debates in Psychology, Gender, Forensic Psychology, Schizophrenia) Overall at least 10% of the marks in assessments for Psychology will require the use of mathematical skills and will be at least the standard of higher GCSE mathematics

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Carre's Grammar School directly.

Last updated date: 10 October 2017

Key information

  • Start date: Next September