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Psychology AS Level at Monkseaton High School

Course description

In year 12 students will study three compulsory topics including Social Influence, Memory and Attachment. This includes factors influencing obedience and conformity, nature and structure of memory as well as memory in everyday life, plus the relationship between caregiver-infant bond and the importance of this bond to development.

Students will also explore some core themes in Psychology here including Approaches in Psychology, Psychopathology and Research Methods. This will include biopsychology and will require students to think independently and apply their skills.

Key Skills

  • Independent study skills to consolidate learning
  • Data Handling
  • Literacy and Numeracy
  • Research and presentation skills
  • Essay writing skills
  • Debating and construction of reasoned arguments
  • Analysis, Interpretation and Evaluation

Entry requirements

5 GCSE grades A*-C / 9-5, including English and Mathematics.


Two papers at the end of year 12 will make up an independent AS qualification. Both are 90 minutes.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 28 November 2017

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year