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Psychology AS Level at Saffron Walden County High School

Course description

Psychology is the scientific study of the human mind and behaviour. Studying
Psychology at A-Level involves learning about theories of the human mind and
behaviour, then evaluating these using research evidence. It also includes
understanding research methods and approaches in psychology.

Course content

Year 12
Memory – how memory works and problems of eye witness testimony
Attachment – why children form attachments and what happens when children
don’t form attachments
Research methods – how to design and interpret research
Approaches in psychology
Biopsychology – an introduction to biological factors that affect behaviour
Social influence – why some people conform and obey and why some people don’t
Psychopathology – definitions, explanations and therapies.

Entry requirements

GCSE 5 in Maths, English and Science


100% exam. No coursework.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 19 October 2017

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year