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Psychology A Level at Wallingford School

Course description

Psychology has been defined as the scientific study of the mind and behaviour. Essentially Psychology is about people. Modern Psychology is a science, which undertakes cutting edge research to try and find answers to everyday questions.

Course content

Paper 1

• Social Psychology
• Cognitive Psychology
• Biological Psychology
• Learning Theory

Paper 2

• Clinical Psychology

And one from:

• Criminological Psychology
• Child Psychology
• Health Psychology

Paper 3
• Psychological skills (Methods, Synoptic review of studies, Issues and Debates)

Entry requirements

Students should have a GCSE grade B or 6 in the subject they are looking to study at Sixth Form. The exceptions are A levels that have not been taken at GCSE level (e.g. Psychology; Media Studies; Sociology). For these courses we will use the most appropriate GCSE qualification to make a decision. For example, GCSE Maths grade 6 to study Psychology and English Language grade 6 to study Media Studies and Sociology.


There are 3 exams weighted as follows:

• Paper 1: 2 hour written paper. Weighting: 35% of total A Level
• Paper 2: 2 hour written paper. Weighting: 35% of total A Level
• Paper 3: 2 hour written paper. Weighting: 30% of total A Level

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 13 December 2017

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