Psychology A level at Wadham School
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.
Five A*-C passes at GCSE, including English and Maths. No prior study of Psychology is required to study this course.
Exam Board – AQA
- 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.
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.