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Psychology AS/A2 Level at Woodlands School

Course description


Psychology is the scientific study of mind and behaviour. The aims of this course are to develop knowledge and understanding of psychological theories and research studies and to develop skills of analysis and evaluation. There is an emphasis on developing skills in Research Methods throughout the course.

Course content


AS Level: AS Psychology Specification A comprises two units. Unit 1 focuses on the topics of Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology, and Research Methods. Unit 2 focuses on Biological Psychology, Social Psychology, and Abnormality.

A2 Level: At A2, the specification brings together explanations from different psychological approaches and engages students in issues and debates in Psychology. Unit 3 covers Topics in Psychology – Biological Rhythms and Sleep, Social Relationships, and Aggression. Unit 4 covers Schizophrenia, Media Psychology, and Research Methods.

Entry requirements


Minimum entry requirement is grade B in Mathematics / Science at GCSE and grade B in English Language at GCSE.



Future opportunities


Students may progress onto higher education to study Psychology or related degrees. An A Level in Psychology will also provide entry to numerous other HE courses or employment.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 13 May 2015

Key information

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