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Psychology AS/A-Level at Plymstock School

Course description

There is no coursework. The course will involve applying the knowledge and understanding of psychology to different questions and then being able to thoroughly evaluate these explanations. Psychology is the science of the mind and psychologists use human behaviour as a clue to the workings of the mind. At AS there are two examinations. At A Level there are three examinations.

Psychology involves the analysis and exploration of human behaviour and examining the reasons behind why people behave in the way that they do. You will need to be good at analytical thinking and have a good grasp of statistical techniques. You should enjoy reading and writing essays, and will need to enjoy looking at theoretical explanations for behaviour. The course will involve looking at the theories that explain human behaviour.

Course content


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


  • Biopsychology
  • Issues and Debates
  • Relationships
  • Schizophrenia

Entry requirements

A minimum of five A*-C GCSEs (should include English Language and Maths).

Future opportunities

Psychology provides a useful foundation for any degree course, including medicine. This subject is also relevant for any job that requires interpersonal skills such as Teaching, Nursing, Health Care professions, Social Work, Educational Psychology and Law.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 21 September 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September