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Psychology AS and A level at Eastbrook Comprehensive School

Course description

Psychology stimulates and excites candidate’s curiosity about phenomena and events in the world around them. It also satisfies this curiosity with knowledge. Because Psychology links direct practical experience with ideas, it can engage learners at many levels. Scientific method is about developing and evaluating explanations through experimental evidence and modelling. This is a spur to critical and creative thought. Through Psychology, candidates understand how major social and scientific ideas contribute to technological change - impacting on industry, business, education and medicine and improving quality of life. Candidates recognise the cultural significance of Psychology and trace its world-wide development.  They learn to question and discuss psychological issues that may affect their own lives, the direction of society and the future of the world. 

Course content

AS Course outline

During the course of the year you may study units such as : Cognitive Psychology: Memory, Developmental Psychology: Attachments in development. Research Methods; Biological Psychology: Stress, Social Psychology – Social influence, Individual Differences: Abnormality.


A2 Course outline

Units at A2 may include: Eating behaviour, Relationships and Aggression, Depression, Addiction and Research Methods  

Entry requirements

A minimum af 5 GCSE’s at grade C including  a grade B or above in English, Maths and Science.

You will be required to achieve at least a grade D at AS level to guarantee progression onto the A2 course 

Excellent attendance and punctuality are essential.  You will be required to complete independent research and study. You will need to complete all homework on time and to the required standard. You are expected to take responsibility for your revision and attend any support sessions whch are offered when preparing for the examination. 


AS level consists of two modules – both modules are assessed by two, 90 minute written papers (exams). 

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 12 September 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September