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Psychology A Level at Dartford Grammar School for Girls

Course description

Psychology (AQA)

The A level Psychology course is intended to give an overview of the core approaches and methods in psychology and incorporates a variety of topics from different areas of the subject. It is designed to develop students' skills of evaluation, analysis and research methods.

Paper 1:

•          Social influence

•          Memory

•          Attachment

•          Psychopathology

Paper 2:

•          Approaches in Psychology

•          Biopsychology

•          Research methods

Paper 3:

•          Issues and debates in Psychology

•          Gender

•          Schizophrenia

•          Aggression

A range of teaching and learning strategies, including practical investigation, discussion and group work. There is an emphasis on developing evaluative skills and applying research methodology. Students are expected to consolidate and extend lesson content through independent learning outside of lessons.

Entry requirements

Grade 6 in Psychology (or grade 6 in Mathematics if not studied at GCSE).


Paper 1: 2 hours written paper (worth 33.3% of the A Level)

Paper 2: 2 hours written paper (worth 33.3% of the A Level)

Paper 3: 2 hours written paper (worth 33.3% of the A Level)

Future opportunities

Psychology, Applied Psychology, and various combined courses. Psychology A-level will also be useful for other Science or Social Science based degrees.

Further information

Psychology can be useful to almost any career but particularly those
involving working directly with people. A Psychology Undergraduate
degree plus further postgraduate study could lead to work as a
Psychologist, for instance in a clinical or educational setting,

For more information see the British Psychological Society website;

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Dartford Grammar School for Girls directly.

Last updated date: 23 October 2018
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