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Psychology AS/A Level (WJEC) at Benton Park School

Course description

Year 1

  • Social Influence
  • Memory
  • Attachment
  • Approaches in Psychology
  • Biopsychology
  • Psychopathology
  • Research Methods

Year 2

Issues and debates in Psychology

Optional contence (one from each option)

Option 1:

  • Relationships
  • Gender
  • Cognition and Development

Option 2:

  • Schizophrenia
  • Eating Behaviour
  • Stress

Option 3:

  • Aggression
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Addiction

Entry requirements

Access to the Sixth Form is based on prior academic achievement, behaviour and attendance records. Students must attain at least 5 A* - C grades including English and Maths. Some subjects may have specific criteria.


There are two exams at AS each worth 50% of your AS qualification. Each exam lasts 1 hour 30 minutes and is worth 72 marks. The exams consist of multiple choice, short answer and extended writing questions. At A-level there are three exams, each account for one third of your A-level. The three exams last 2 hours and are worth 96 marks each. The exams consist of multiple choice, short answer and extended writing questions.

Future opportunities

Psychology is a varied a wide reaching subject which could lead students down a myriad of progression pathways.

These could include: Psychology specific careers – Forensic, Occupational, Educational, Health, Sport, Clinical Human Resources Teaching Police Force Social Work Nursing

Further information

The faculty buys a digital book that students can access from a computer and other electronic devices (not phones). There are many other text books available and wider reading opportunities – staff will direct/recommend to students throughout the course

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 11 December 2015
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