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Psychology at Longbenton Community College

Course description


During the first year of study you will learn about a number of topics in Psychology which will give you a good understanding of Psychology and issues relating to it. You will study the different approaches that Psychologists take to the study of the mind and the research methods they use to do this. You will also study memory, social influence and attachment as well as psychopathology.


The second year of Psychology gives you the opportunity to learn about different approaches to Psychology, including Biopsychology and allows you more freedom to apply your psychological knowledge. The applied topics studied at Year 2 are schizophrenia, forensic psychology and cognition. In addition to this, you will study some of the key questions within Psychology such as “Are we really free?”

Entry requirements

At least 5 GCSE grades A* to C including at least a grade B in a sciencesubject and a C in English.


There are 3 papers which are of equal weighting and the papers are made up of a combination of multiple choice questions, short and longer, essay style questions. Each exam will last 2 hours long.

Further information

Please speak to Miss Bennett or Miss Rigby at George Stephenson High School and look at the specification on the AQA website for further course details.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Longbenton Community College directly.

Last updated date: 25 October 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years