Psychology AS/A2 Level at The Cardinal Wiseman Catholic School
The examination board is AQA. This new specification allows students to study a number of key contemporary topics. The AS level course will include the study of:
- Developmental Psychology (What factors affect an infant’s development?)
- Cognitive Psychology (How is memory organised?)
- Research Methods (What different methods are used to carry out scientific investigations?)
- Biological Psychology (Functions of the brain)
- Social Psychology (Why do people obey and conform?)
- Individual Differences (Why do people suffer from mental disorders?)
As the course develops, you will also consider:
- Gender (Why do boys think they are boys?)
- Addiction (what causes addiction?)
- Foundations of Psychology (Where does psychology come from and where is it going?)
- Psychopathology (What are the causes of schizophrenia?), Psychology in Action (What interventions can be used to help people with drug addictions?)
- in-depth exploration of Research Methods (What makes research reliable and valid?)
6 A* - C GCSE passes including a grade B in English Language and a Grade B in Mathematics.
This is a linear course which involves 3 exam papers at the end. Each last for 2 hours and are worth 33.3% of the A-level course. The questions are multiple choice, short answer and extended writing questions.
Psychology can help your career either directly or indirectly. Careers in public relations, human resources, marketing, advertising and nursing are just a few occupations that lend themselves well to having a background in Psychology!
Of course, if you wish to become a psychologist, whether it is in education, sport, industry, policing, a therapist or mental health worker, then this A Level is of direct value
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Cardinal Wiseman Catholic School directly.