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Psychology AS Level at Driffield School

Course description

Throughout  the  course  of  study  students  are encouraged to develop a scientific awareness of the role  of  Psychology  in  society  and  its  applications  to many situations. You will develop a broad knowledge and  understanding  of  the  core  areas  of  Psychology (social,  cognitive,  developmental,  biological  and individual differences) through a range of topics using the scientific approach.

Course content

Unit 1
• 1 Social influence
• 2 Memory
• 3 Attachment

Unit 2
•  4 Approaches in Psychology (including
•  5 Psychopathology
•  6 Research methods

Entry requirements

You don’t have to have studied this course at GCSE to do AS Level. However, you must have 5 A* - C passes at GCSE. These GCSE passes must be in science or maths grade B.


Each unit at AS level will be assessed by the way of two examinations lasting 1hr 30mins with a combination of multiple  choice,  shorter  and  extended  answer  writing questions. Each section will be out of 24 mark.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 17 October 2017

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