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Psychology A Level at The Kingsway Academy

Course description

One of the aims of this course is to enable the students to apply their knowledge and understanding to new situations. They develop transferable skills of analysis, evaluation and critical thinking.

Course content

Topics covered during course: AS level Unit 1: Cognitive Psychology (Memory) This will include Eye Witness Testimony and a visit to the Law Courts. Developmental Psychology (Early Social Development) and Research methods. This will include a study of feral children. Unit 2: Biological Psychology (Stress and Stress Management), Social Psychology (Conformity and Obedience), Individual Differences (Psychopathology). A2 level Unit 3: Topics in Psychology. This includes the study of psychological issues such as Eating Behaviour, Aggression and Relationships. This unit will include visits for example to Chester Zoo as well as opportunities to learn from interesting guest speakers. Unit 4: Psychopathology (Phobic Disorders), Psychology in Action (Addictive Behaviour) and Research Methods. Students will have the opportunity to carry out small scale investigations.

Entry requirements

5 GCSE A-C including English and Maths. GCSE English and a GCSE Science at grade B or above.


Throughout AS and A level the course is taught in a way that lets students open their minds, think critically, question things, evaluate their usefulness and practise good examination techniques to make sure they are fully prepared to show their potential within the examinations. There are two examinations in both AS and A2 level years.

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Future opportunities

Higher Education pathways: Psychology and Science related degrees. Linked Careers: Police Forensic Psychology, Sport & Exercise Psychology, Health and Social Care, Health Psychology, Marketing and PR, Management and Human resources, Education, Public sector work, Business sector

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Kingsway Academy directly.

Last updated date: 26 May 2015
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