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Psychology A level at Kineton High School

Course description

Psychology is the scientific study of human behaviour and is therefore directly relevant to your life. It is a fascinating subject as it seeks to understand why people behave as they do, and the complex workings of the human mind. For example: Why do people forget? Why do some people suffer from mental disorders such as depression or schizophrenia? What are the different methods of studying the brain?

As part of the course students design their own psychological research and develop skills to evaluate different perspectives.

As psychologists we appreciate that people learn in different ways. Therefore a wide variety of teaching methods are used. External speakers such as the Police and Clinical Psychologists may contribute on occasion to emphasise real life applications in psychology.

The emphasis of the course is on applying your knowledge and understanding to try to explain human behaviour rather than just learning information. It is a very interactive and topical course.

Course content

Paper 1: Introductory Topics in Psychology
- Social Influence
- Memory
- Attachment
- Psychopathology

Assessed: written exam: 2 hours/96 marks in total/33.3% of A-level

Paper 2: Psychology in Context
- Approaches in Psychology
- Biopsychology
- Research Methods

Entry requirements

In order to study Psychology A Level you will need to achieve grade 4 or above in English, grade 6 in Mathematics, plus grade C in Science

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 08 February 2017
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