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Psychology A Level at Graveney School

Course description

Psychology is the scientific study of thought, emotion and behaviour. A Level Psychology equips students with a scientific understanding of the motivations of human behaviour and the methodological skills to be able to critically analyse research. Psychology at A Level has a similar assessment method to the sciences and the assessment objectives are weighted similarly; thus, students must demonstrate an academic ability and interest in Biology, Physics and Chemistry.

Course content

At A-level there are three exams, which last 2 hours and are worth 96 marks each. The exams consist of multiple choice, short answer and extended writing questions. The

AS qualification does not count towards the final A level grade.
1 – Introductory topics in Psychology (Social influence, Memory, Attachment, Psychopathology)

Paper 2 – Psychology in context
(Approaches in Psychology, Biopsychology, Research methods, Issues and debates in Psychology)

As before with additions to content.
Paper 3 – Issues and options in Psychology (Relationships, Schizophrenia, Aggression)
As before with additions to content.
What makes someone attractive? How do you diagnose and treat Schizophrenia? What makes someone aggressive? All of these questions will be answered in
these topics.

Future opportunities

Not only is Psychology a fascinating subject to study, but it also prepares graduates for a very wide range of careers, as well as going onto becoming chartered psychologists specialising in studying clinical, educational, occupational, forensic, health or sports psychology. Psychology also provides a useful training for a much wider range of career
options. These include nursing, teaching, social work, sales, media and broadcasting, personnel management and even the Police and the Armed Forces.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 08 November 2017
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