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Psychology A Level at Twyford CofE High School

Course description

This course is aimed at:

Anyone with a general interest in psychology and the study of human and animail behaviour

Anyone who like to think about why things happen

People who want to develop their analytical and evaluation skills

Those who seek an opportunity to develop their writing and reading skills

Anyone interested in developing independent research skills

Psychology is useful for any job that involves working with people e.g. Law, medicine, media and the police force.

Course content

Psychology is the academic study of human and animal behaviour. Psychologists attempt to explain why we think, act and do. Students will look into some specific behaviours involved in the topics listed below including how our memory works, why some people conform, why others do not obey and how childhood attachment type can affect adult personality. Students learn research methods used for research in the social sciences and have the opportunity to conduct their own research at the end of Year 12.

Entry requirements

Grade 6 in English (Literature or Language) and Grade 6 in Maths


Paper 1 (33.3% of A Level): introductory topics in Psychology. Topics of social influence, memory, attachment and psychopathology.
Paper 2 (33.3% of A Level) psychology in context. Topics of approaches in psychology, biopsychology and research methods.
Paper 3 (33.3% of A Level) issues and options in psychology. Topics of issues and debates in psychology, relationships, eating behaviour and forensic psychology.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 15 December 2017
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