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Psychology A Level at Moor Park High School and Sixth Form

Course description

Year 12
The course will consist of multiple
interesting and diverse areas of
Psychology. You will divulge into aspects of
human memory, investigating into why
people remember and forget information.
Additionally, you will research into the
principle of human attachments, allowing
you to debate controversial issues such as
why children display a variety of

You will get the chance to investigate
into why people behave as they do, the
structure of the mind and how that effects
human ability.

There is also the opportunity to develop
research skills and understand how
science works.

Year 13
We will explore topics such as forensic
psychology, focusing on criminal
behaviour, health and clinical psychology,
where you will get to grips with mental
illnesses and the cognitive development
of the mind.

How will I be assessed?
This is a 100% written assessment course.
At AS you will sit two 1.5 hour papers
during the summer term of your first year.
Together they will make up the whole of
your AS qualification in Psychology.

Within the A-level, you will sit three 2
hour papers, at the end of the two years
that you will have spent at Sixth Form.
These 3 papers will equate to your A-level
qualification and will be equally

Together the exams test both your
breadth and depth of understanding,
which are assessed through a variety of
written answers.

Essay writing skills will also be developed
throughout the length of the course.
You will get lots of help and support in
the build up to these important exams.

Entry requirements

See the normal school entry requirements

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Moor Park High School and Sixth Form directly.

Last updated date: 07 November 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years