Psychology A Level (AQA) at Hampton Sixth Form
In Psychology, students discover how different behaviours are explained and students develop their own abilities to analyse behaviour using real life examples. The course runs over two years to complete the full A2 level.
Unit 1: Social Influence, Memory and Attachment
- Memory - the aim of this unit is to develop an understanding of how memory functions, how to make best use of eye witness evidence and how to improve memory.
- Attachment - students learn psychological accounts of the functions and development of attachments between infants and their caregiver, the effects of institutionalisation and what effects day-care can have on the social and cognitive development of children.
- Social influence – students learn about the different factors that influence conformity, obedience and independent behaviour.
Unit 5: Issues and Options in Psychology
- Cognition and development
- Eating behaviour
- Addictive behaviour
Grade 4 in GCSE English and GCSE Mathematics
You do not need to have studied a related KS4 subject to choose this subject.
Exams only (2 papers of one hour, thirty minutes in Year 12; in Year 13 three exams, all three are two hour papers).
AS and A2 Psychology exams comprise multiple choice questions, short structured questions and extended writing tasks.
Psychology benefits a wide variety of careers from teaching to mental health. Popular career routes are educational psychology, forensic psychology and clinical psychology.
Psychology links particularly well with science and humanities based subjects.
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How to apply
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