Psychology AS Level at Wolverley CofE Secondary School
At AS, the topics you will cover are memory, early development, research methods, stress, mental health issues, and the influence of society on behaviour. At A2, topics may include aggression, gender, biological rhythms, addiction and schizophrenia. A Level Psychology also encompasses the different approaches used by psychologists, such as the Behavioural, Psychodynamic and Biological Approaches. Throughout, we seek to answer the question about which is more important - nature or nurture.
The course is divided into four units over two years. Exams take place in June, and questions include both short and long answers, some of which require extended writing.
You will need at least 5 GCSEs of Grade C and above. These must include English, Maths and Science.
You will need to be organised, analytical and a hard worker.
Visit the British Psychological Society website for an idea of the many careers in psychology that you can pursue. A psychology A level will also be of benefit to careers in other sectors, such as education, childcare, healthcare and the police.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Wolverley CofE Secondary School directly.