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Psychology A Level at Cleeve School

Course description

In your first year, you will develop a broad knowledge and understanding of the core topics of modern psychology; social, cognitive, developmental, biological and individual differences. This will be followed by further specialisation in the second year. The course gives you an understanding of all the underlying themes and ideas in Psychology, as well as investigating the research methods that psychologists use. The subsequent study of social and cognitive psychology focuses on areas such as conformity, obedience, remembering and forgetting and attachment. You will also develop an appreciation of biopsychology and psychopathology. Psychology at A Level will give you a more detailed understanding of the issues and debates in psychology and includes the study of gender development, schizophrenia and forensic psychology.

Course content

Paper 1. Introductory topics
Paper 2. Psychology in Context
Paper 3. Issues and Options in Psychology

Entry requirements

Students should have achieved a minimum of a Grade 5 in both Maths and English GCSE, as well as a Grade C in a Humanities subject if studied.


The AS level is assessed by two x 2 hour exams, the content of both is compulsory.

The A Level is assessed by three x 2 hour exams, the content of Paper 1, Paper 2 and section A of Paper 3 is compulsory.

Future opportunities

This course will be valuable for those interested in Personnel Management, Nursing, Social Services, Education, Counselling, Physiotherapy, Criminology and Forensics, Advertising and Marketing and many more.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 03 November 2017
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