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Psychology A2 level at The Mandeville School

Course description

Psychology A Level offers the opportunity to study an engaging and stimulating topic that will ultimately change the way you view the world around you. You need to have a passion for individuals, society and the human body and brain. Psychology can be a good choice with subjects such as Business, Sociology, Biology, Geography, Health & Social Care and Physical Education. If you want to pursue a career where you work with people or as a team, then psychology will lend to your success even in an indirect manor. Studying A level Psychology develops key skills such as critical analysis, independent thinking and research.

Course content

The AS programme of study will split into 2 units:

  • Unit 1 is the key components of Psychology, the foundation on which the rest of your A level will scaffold from. Such topics include social influences, memory, attachment, psychopathology, approaches in psychology, biopsychology, research methods and issues and debates.
  • Unit 2 is the optional blocks. The options include topics selected at a later date. You will study three of the following, applying your understanding of the brain and mind to real life contexts: Relationships, gender or cognition and development; Schizophrenia, eating behaviour or stress; Aggression, forensic psychology or addiction.

Entry requirements

A minimum Grade C in Core Science and Additional Science. You must also have a minimum Grade B in English and Maths.

Assessment

Assessment for AS and A2 is 100% external examination. The examinations will include questions that draw on skills, knowledge and understanding, and give the opportunity to give extended responses of sufficient length.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 09 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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