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Psychology AS & A Level at Archbishop Tenison's CofE High School

Course description

Psychology is the scientific study of the mind and behaviour and is therefore directly relevant to your life. It is also a very interesting subject as it focuses on why people behave as they do.    The AQA course involves learning about psychological theories and studies across a range of topics such as Research, Memory, Social Influence and Psychopathology.   

Studying A Level Psychology will help learners to work independently and to carry out research. It will also help them see the flaws in arguments, develop powers of reasoning and to realise that things are not always what they seem.

Course content

AS Level

  • Paper 1:
    Social Influence
  • Paper 2:
    Approaches in Psychology

A2 Level

  • Paper 1: 
    Social Influence
    Attachment Psychopathology
  • Paper 2:
    Approaches in Psychology
    Research Methods
  • Paper 3:
    Issues and Debates in Psychology
    Forensic Psychology

Entry requirements

  • A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade B (or grade 6 in English and Mathematics) is required to have a free choice of A‐ Level courses.   We would anticipate that you would achieve a minimum of GCSE grade 5 in English Language and Mathematics.
  • Students will be expected to achieve at least a grade B in the subjects they choose to take and this will be applied rigidly to Mathematics, Further Mathematics, the Sciences and Modern Foreign Languages.  


Examining Body:  AQA

All units are assessed by means of examinations

Future opportunities

As well as leading to careers in Psychology, of which there are many, studying Psychology at A Level develops transferable skills and the ability to work well with people.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Archbishop Tenison's CofE High School directly.

Last updated date: 27 October 2016
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