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Psychology A2 level at Malmesbury School

Course description

Skills developed during the course

Communication, Application of Number, Information Technology, Working with Others, Improving Own Learning and Performance and Problem Solving.

Course content

Reseach Methods

Research methods- understanding different research methods and techniques and issues associated with them. Planning and conducting research. Recording, analysing and presenting data.

Psychological themes through core studies

As AS content plus:

  • Social psychology (responses to people in need)
  • Developmental psychology (moral development)
  • Cognitive psychology (attention)
  • Biological psychology (brain plasticity)
  • Psychology of Individual differences (Measuring differences)

Applied Psychology

  • Issues in mental health
  • Child psychology
  • Criminal Psychology


  • Exam 1: Research Methods 2 hour exam. 30% of A2
  • Exam 2: Psychological themes through core studies 2 hour exam. 35% of A2
  • Exam 3: Applied psychology 2hour exam 35% of A2

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 07 September 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years