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Psychology A2 at South Wirral High School

Course description

What is Psychology?

  • What is your IQ and where it come from?
  • How do we solve a crime?
  • What is forensic Psychology?
  • Why do we forget?
  • Why eyewitness testimony might not be reliable?
  • What makes somebody abnormal?
  • How do we develop phobias?
  • What's in a name? Stereotype or personality?

If you are interested in the issue raised above, join the A Level Psychology group and you will find out many aspects of human behavior and the methods used to study them.

Whatever your career choice, an understanding of human nature, effective communication and developing appropriate social skills will help you succeed in the future.

Course content

Key skills are integral to the study of AS/A level Psychology and may be assessed through the course content and the related scheme of assessment as defined in the specification. The following key skills can be developed through this specification at level 3:

  • Communication
  • Application of Number
  • Problem solving
  • Information and Communication Technology
  • Working with others
  • Improving own learning and performance

Mapping of opportunities for the development of these skills against key skills evidence requirement is provided in Exemplification of Key Skills for Psychology available on the WJEC website.

Entry requirements

GCSE Grade C or above in English Language, Maths, Science.


AS Unit
Part 1 - External Exam, January // 40% // AS
Part 2 - External Exam, June // 60% // AS

Future opportunities

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Police
  • Educational Psychology
  • Health Care
  • Industrial Psychology
  • Teaching
  • Occupational Psychology
  • Counseling
  • Criminal Psychology
  • Social Services
  • Personnel Management
  • Social Work
  • Forensic Psychology
  • How to apply

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

    Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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