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Psychology AS/A Level at Sheldon School

Course description

During the course students will study psychological theories and develop an understanding of the core areas of Cognitive, Social, Developmental and Physiological Psychology. The course will offer the opportunity to develop essay writing and design and conduct experiments.

Course content

Paper 1 - Introduction to topics in Psychology

  • Social influence
  • Memory
  • Attachment
  • Psychopathology

Paper 2 - Psychology in context

  • Approaches in Psychology
  • Biopsychology
  • Research methods

Paper 3 - A level Psychology will include paper 1, 2 and 3.

Optional content is most likely to be:

  • Relationships
  • Eating behaviour
  • Aggression
  • Issues and debates (compulsory)

Entry requirements

As the course is a science and there is requirement to write essays, students would normally have to have B in both English Language and Maths and C in Science.


Method of Assessment:

  • 2 modules at AS Level
  • 2 modules at A2 Level
  • No coursework element

Future opportunities

A level Psychology will equip students with valuable skills for many higher education courses and careers. Skills acquired in Psychology would be highly useful to those planning a career or course in teaching, medicine, law, business management, media, advertising, sports studies and academic research. Many students will go on to study Psychology at degree level to access careers in clinical, educational, occupational, forensic or sports psychology.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 28 September 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 - 2 Years