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Psychology AS/A2 at Caludon Castle Business Enterprise School

Course description

Have you ever wondered what it is that makes some people behave the way they do, why you’re scared of spiders or how different things can affect your mood and even your confidence? Psychologists could hold the answers to your questions. Psychology is also the scientific study of the mind and human behaviour.

Psychologists observe and conduct experiments to find out more about the way people act and interact. They try to understand what motivates, challenges or changes us and use this understanding to help us tackle personal and social problems.

Course content

AS course content

· Social Influence

· Memory

· Attachment

· Approaches in Psychology

· Psychopathology

· Research methods

A level course content

· Social influence

· Memory

· Attachment

· Psychopathology

· Approaches in Psychology

· Biopsychology

· Research methods

· Issues and debates in psychology

· Relationships

· Addiction


Entry requirements

5 GCSEs grade A*-B. At least a grade B in English, Mathematics and Science.


AS Qualification

· Paper 1 Introductory Topics

· Written exam 1.5 hours

· 50% of AS Level

· Paper 2 Psychology in Context

· Written exam 1.5 hours

· 50% of AS Level

A level Qualification

Paper 1 Introductory Topics

Paper 2 Psychology in Context

Paper 3 Issues and options in psychology.

Each paper is a written exam which lasts 2 hours and holds a weighting of 33.3% of the A-level.

Future opportunities

Studying psychology gives you a broad range of skills that span both science and the arts and opens up opportunities with a wide variety of employers. People with skills in psychology are sought after in business, management, teaching, research, social work and careers in medicine and healthcare.

Job opportunities after completing a psychology degree can involve clinical psychologist, educational psychologist, forensic psychologist, sport psychologist and much more.

Further information

This course is a traditional A Level.  It is an exam based subject which includes a mix of short answer and essay based questions.  Students are also required to read around the subject.

The range of skills developed by studying Psychology make the subject a respected entry qualification for a wide range of degree courses, and Psychology is accepted for entry into most medical related courses.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Caludon Castle Business Enterprise School directly.

Last updated date: 12 February 2016
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