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Psychology AS/A2 Level at Norbury Manor Business and Enterprise College

Course description

Unit 1

1. Cognitive psychology – Memory

  • Models of memory
  • Memory in everyday life

2. Developmental psychology – Early social development

  • Attachment
  • Attachment in everyday life

3. Research methods

  • Methods and techniques
  • Investigation design
  • Data analysis and presentation

Unit 2

4. Biological Psychology – Stress

  • Stress as a bodily response
  • Stress in everyday life

5. Social Psychology – Social influence

  • Social Influence
  • Social influence in everyday life

6. Individual Differences – Psychopathology (Abnormality)

  • Defining and explaining psychological abnormality
  • Treating abnormality

A2 Psychology

Unit 3

1. Aggression

2. Eating Behaviour

3. Gender Development

Unit 4

4. Psychopathology - Schizophrenia

5. Psychology in Action – the Psychology of Addictive Behaviour

6. Psychological Research and Scientific Method

Course content


Entry requirements

Minimum of grade C in GCSE Science, English and Mathematics, as well as other entry requirements for 6th form.


AS – Two Units: PSY1 and PSY 2 examinations in June.

A2 – Two Units: PSY3 and PSY4 examinations in June.

Future opportunities


How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Norbury Manor Business and Enterprise College directly.

Last updated date: 05 May 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 - 2 Years