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Psychology at Ryde Academy

Course description

Psychology is defined as the scientific study of mental processes and behaviour.  This AQA course provides insight into the six main schools of thought in the discipline of Psychology; behaviourist, biological, psychodynamic, humanistic, cognitive and social learning theory.  This provides insight to explore a fascinating range of issues such as how memory works, how we make decisions and how we come to have personality traits.  Psychology as a field of study and knowledge is very versatile and compliments English, the Sciences, Sport and Social Studies amongst others.

Course content

AS 

Unit 1 – PSYB1 Introducing Psychology 50% of AS, 25% of A Level. Externally – assessed examination, 1 hour 30 minutes Candidates answer three compulsory questions

Unit 2 – PSYB2 Individual differences, Social Psychology and Cognitive Psychology 50% of AS, 25% of A-Level Externally – assessed examination, 1 hour 30 minutes Candidates answer three questions

 A2

Unit 3 – PSYB3 Child Development 25% of A Level Externally – assessed examination, 2 hours Candidates answer three questions

Unit 4 – PSYB4 Approaches, Debates and Methods in Psychology 25% of A Level Externally- assessed examination, 2 hours Candidates answer three questions

Entry requirements

Grade B in English Language, plus a grade C in Maths

Assessment

100% Exam

Future opportunities

Psychology A level is a versatile qualification that can be used across a wide range of higher education and occupations including; journalism, human resources, civil service, counselling, teaching, social work, police, uniformed services, local government, child psychology, clinical psychology, medicine and forensics.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your  school/college careers staff.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ryde Academy directly.

Last updated date: 01 September 2016
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