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Psychology A level at Chew Valley School

Course description

The study of the science of the mind and behaviour.

Course content

In Year 12 the main areas of psychology are visited and emphasis is placed on learning in an active and interesting way. In Year 13 some of the newer branches of psychology are studied, as well as the absorbing topic of psychopathology, looking at the causes of schizophrenia, depression and anxiety disorders.

Entry requirements

You will need to have achieved 5 grade Cs or better in GCSE, including grade C in English, Maths and a CC grade in Science.


AS level: 2 modules
- Module 1 Memory, Attachment and Research Methods
- Module 2 Stress, Social Psychology and Abnormal Behaviour

A2 level: 2 modules Topics covered include:
- Biorhythms, Sleep and Sleep Disorders
- Evolutionary explanations of human behaviour, including sexual selection.
- Gender
- Relationships
- Psychopathology
- Media psychology
- Research methods

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 15 June 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years


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