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Psychology AS/A-Level at St Aloysius RC College

Course description

There are major changes to the way AS/A Levels are being assessed and as of September 2015, all A Levels will be linear. This has implications for the taught course as students will be required to sit the AS Psychology exams at the end of Year Twelve as well as the A Level exams at the end of Year Thirteen. This is very valuable and we are lucky that the school has granted this as it enables the Psychology team to accurately predict and aid students. The new specification is designed so that the AS and A level course is co teachable

Course content

AS - students will cover two areas of Psychology, and the students will then sit two examinations based on these areas, at the end of Year Twelve. This will constitute the AS Psychology course.

Paper One: Introductory topics in Psychology - The areas that we will cover are:

  • Memory
  • Attachment
  • Social influence

Paper Two:Psychology in Context -  The areas we will cover are:

  • Psychopathology
  • Approaches
  • Research Methods

A2 - students will build upon the areas already covered in the AS course, as well as additional A Level units. The A Level Psychology course has three exam papers, which include the AS topics. The content of each of the A Level examinations are outlined below:

Paper One: Introductory topics in Psychology -The areas we will cover are:

  • Memory
  • Attachment
  • Social influence
  • Psychopathology

Paper Two: The areas we will cover are:

  • Approaches
  • Biopsychology
  • Research Methods

Paper Three: The areas we will cover are:

  • Issues and debates
  • Gender
  • Schizophrenia
  • Addiction

 

Entry requirements

Grade B in English and Maths and Grade C in Science GCSE.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Aloysius RC College directly.

Last updated date: 06 December 2016
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