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Psychology A level at Eckington School

Course description

Year 12 psychology students will be studying how memory works including the use of memory in everyday life relating to issues such as eye witness testimony and the effects of anxiety, age, and misleading information on the accuracy of eye witness testimony; students will then examine the explanations for child attachment and the implications of being deprived any parental love and support.

In unit 2 students will look at the types of conformity and the explanations for why people obey and disobey, followed by examining research into abnormality which includes an examination of the types of people who become psychopaths and sociopaths. Unit 2 finishes by looking the causes and effects of stress on the body as well as examination of personality types and their predisposition to stress. Approaches to psychology and research methods will also be explored across both units.

In year 13, students will build upon their AS course and will explore a further 4 topics. This will include a detailed examination into the world of forensic psychology; students will look at the science behind catching killers as well as theories and debates as to what causes crime. Students will then explore issues surrounding the causes, explanations for and treatments for mental illnesses with particular reference to schizophrenia and depression. Relationships and wider issues and debates, including the relationship between psychology and science will also be studied.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 13 September 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September

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