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Psychology A Level at Wallington High School for Girls

Course description

Psychology is the scientific study of human behavior and experience. Psychologists use the same methods Psychologists use the same methods as other scientists to understand the world around them. You will analyse many interesting psychological experiments to evaluate their credibility and reach conclusions that may be applied to improving society. Throughout the course you will develop skills that will enable you to become amateur psychologists and understand how to carry out your own research. The AS and A-level courses are particularly engaging because so many of the topics apply to your everyday life.

Course content

Introductory topics in Psychology
Psychology in context
Issues and options in Psychology

  • Social influence
  • Memory
  • Attachment
  • Approaches in Psychology
  • Psychopathology
  • Research methods
  • Issues and debates in Psychology
  • Cognition and development
  • Stress
  • Forensic psychology

Entry requirements

An A grade in GCSE Psychology. If Psychology is not taken at GCSE then an A grade in either Biology, Chemistry or Physics at GCSE and an A in English or History.

Assessment

Paper 1: Introductory topics in Psychology 1 hr 30 mins
Paper 2: Psychology in context 1 hr 30 mins
Paper 3: Issues and options in Psychology 2 hrs

Future opportunities

Psychology complements subjects such as Biology, English and History. Careers in counselling, education, forensics, law, business, research and occupational therapy are common subsequent to studying Psychology.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Wallington High School for Girls directly.

Last updated date: 29 September 2016
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