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Psychology A Level at Willenhall E-ACT Academy

Course description

A-Level Psychology is an ideal subject choice if you have an interest in understanding human behaviour from a scientific perspective. The subject investigates and explains human behaviour.

Course content

Year 1

What will I study?
Social influence
Approaches in Psychology
Research methods
Year 2
What will I study?
Eating behaviour
Issues and Debates

Entry requirements

The minimum requirement for this course is a grade 5 in GCSE Maths, English and Science.


You will prepare for 3 exams throughout the two years of study. You will then be assessed at the end of the two years with the following structure.

Paper 1: Social influence, memory, attachment and psychopathology.
Paper 2: Biopsychology, approaches in psychology and research methods.
Paper 3: Issues and debates in psychology, aggression, eating behaviour and relationships.

Each exam will be worth 33.3% of you’re a level with anequal weighting of 24 marks directed to each module. Questions will be based on your ability to describe particular psychological theories (AO1), whilst applying knowledge of the theories (A02) and evaluating the theory (AO3).

Future opportunities

Social services, marketing, probation services, youth worker, police, management. 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Willenhall E-ACT Academy directly.

Last updated date: 15 December 2017
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