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Psychology A level at Malbank School and Sixth form College

Course description

Psychology is a popular and successful subject. We aim to encourage enquiring and independent thinking students using varied teaching methods. Psychology achieved 100% pass rate and 50% A* - B at A2 last year and many of our students chose to continue studying Psychology to degree level. The Psychology team is experienced and dedicated. There is experience within the team of forensic psychology and counselling and the department is led by a senior examiner who updates the team on mark scheme decisions, the formulation of questions and emphasis on skills at every examination session. Assessment throughout the course is always in line with national standards. How is the course structured?

Course content


Paper 1: Social Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Paper 2: Biological Psychology and Learning theories

A Level

Paper 1: Social Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Biological Psychology and Learning theories

Paper 2: Applications of Psychology - Clinical Psychology and Criminological Psychology

Paper 3: Psychological Skills - Research Methods, Issues and Debates within Psychology

Entry requirements

Ideally, students should have a grade B in science and in maths and a C in English.

Future opportunities

Clinical, Sports, Educational and Forensic Psychology are the most obvious careers that lead from a Psychology degree. However, Psychology will also give you the skills to move into Marketing/Business, Health Care, Counselling, Retail, and Teaching to name but a few.

Further information

Discovery Learning (Opening Minds)

An enthusiastic, dedicated and experienced team offers high impact, maximum enjoyment learning opportunities for Year 7 pupils. With a different focus each term pupils are encouraged to discover their best learning style and strengthen their weakest.  Through L2L (Learning to Learn) pupils will look at barriers to learning and how to reach their potential in school. They learn about the importance of good learning environments, nutrition and exercise, effective revision techniques and 

During the Dragons' Den scheme small groups will design, create, cost and market an eco-friendly product which they will present to local business representatives.

‘Breaking News' will enable pupils to write and present real, current news.  They will experience the busyness and buzz of a newsroom whilst learning about the world around them. They will film and edit the presentation of news and create visuals to aid their presentations.

A Local History project will give pupils the opportunity to learn about the long and fascinating history of Nantwich.  First-hand research will enable pupils to see what Nantwich was like in Roman, Elizabethan and Victorian times.  Pupils will understand the role of Nantwich during the English Civil War and the origins of Malbank School.   

The final scheme is about ‘Our Ideal Society' and brings together the learning from the previous work.  It will give pupils the opportunity to design their ideal community.  One that is free from litter, has a perfect school, enviable community facilities, helpful technology and no prejudice or discrimination.  Pupils will learn about democracy, valuing the family and valuing nature.

The scheme aims to equip pupils with the skills to succeed in education and in society as a whole.

Sociology is an established subject at A Level. Teaching staff have over 20 years of experience in the subject and they are enthusiastic and passionate about the subject. We had a 100%   A-C rate at A Level last year. The course is particularly interesting for students who are interested in how social class, gender, ethnicity disability and age impact on life chances. How is the course structured?

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Malbank School and Sixth form College directly.

Last updated date: 16 August 2016

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