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Psychology AQA AS & A Level at Ifield Community College

Course description

Year 1:

  • Social influence
  • Memory
  • Attachment
  • Approaches in Psychology
  • Psychopathology
  • Research Methods

Year 2:

  • Social influence
  • Memory
  • Attachment
  • Psychopathology
  • Approaches in Psychology
  • Biopsychology
  • Research Methods
  • Issues + Debates in Psychology

Options (1 topic from each option)

  • Relationships, gender, cognition and development
  • Schizophrenia, eating behaviour, stress
  • Aggression, forensic psychology, addiction

Course content

Subject Links:
Sociology, History, Health and Social Care, Law, Maths, Biology, Philosophy and Government and politics.

Entry requirements

To study a Level 3 subject the prospective student must have at least 5 GCSE A*-C grades including a C in English Language and Mathematics. There are some subject specific entry requirements, they are as follows:

  • B grade in GCSE English Language and
  • C grade in GCSE Additional Science or 
  • Merit in BTEC Level 2  in Science


Year 1:

  • Two Exams in May/June

Year 2:

  • Three Exams in May/June

Financial information

£16 for a textbook.

Future opportunities

This course is suitable for anyone considering a career involving working with others e.g. Teacher, Psychologist, Lawyer, Politician, Coach, Child Carer or Advertising.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ifield Community College directly.

Last updated date: 11 October 2016

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