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Psychology A level at Wadham School

Course description

Psychology is the study of mind and behaviour. Why is it that some people suffer from stress and mental illness? Why do some fear snakes yet others keep them as pets? Psychology looks at questions such as these. It is a science, therefore topical research and its application to real life is studied and analysed.

Entry requirements

Five A*-C passes at GCSE, including English and Maths. No prior study of Psychology is required to study this course.


Exam Board – AQA

AS Level

  • Paper 1: Social Influence, Memory and Attachment (50% of AS level). Multiple choice, short answers and extended writing.
  • Paper 2 – Approaches in Psychology, Psychopathology and Research Methods. Multiple choice, short answers and extended writing.

A Level—includes Papers 1 and 2

  • Paper 3: Issues and Debates in Psychology plus Gender, Schizophrenia or Eating Behaviour and Forensic Psychology. (33% of A level) Multiple choice, short answers and extended writing.

Future opportunities

Psychology provides an excellent overall education and can be a stepping stone in the progression into a variety of careers such as teaching, business, social services, the media, information technology, marketing, human resources and, of course, the varied roles of a psychologist – clinical, counselling, educational, forensic, health, occupational and sport psychologists.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 05 September 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years