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Psychology AS Level at Ilkley Grammar School

Course description

The topics in this course enable students to grasp something of the complexity of Psychology and human behaviour. We also aim to provide students with an exciting learning environment. There are two teachers of psychology and lessons adopt a range of different activities which encourage students to develop their discussion, debate and independent learning skills, as well as their written communication. The schemes of work are designed to engage a broad range of learners and prepare them for university or their chosen careers, as well as enabling them to become more independent learners.

Course content

Social Influence
Approaches in Psychology
(including Biopsychology)
Psychopathology (Abnormality)
Research Methods

Entry requirements

General entry requirement for Post-16: 5 grade 4/C at GCSE, preferably including English and Maths. Specific entry requirements: Grade 4 in GCSE English and Maths.


Paper 1: 1.5 hour exam
Introductory Topics in Psychology
Paper 2: 1.5 hour exam
Psychology in Context

Future opportunities

This course can lead to a variety of higher educational courses such as Clinical Psychology, Forensic Psychology, Sports Psychology, Educational Psychology, Criminology, Anthropology and Social Policy. In terms of career opportunities, the course develops written communication, independent learning and skills of analysis and evaluation. The social focus of the course provides students with many insights into areas likes health, education, development and research. Therefore, this is a useful qualification for many fields of employment.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 13 November 2017
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