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Psychology A-Level at Churchill Academy and Sixth Form

Course description

Psychology offers students an opportunity to make sense of human behaviour. This course provides a general introduction to psychology theory, research and application, an awareness of the diversity and limitations of psychological knowledge and an understanding of the methods of psychology research. The course will provide students with valuable analytical skills, which will enable them to critically examine the evidence for and against an argument.

Course content

Year 12

  • Memory (including eye witness testimony)
  • Attachments (between parents and children)
  • Research Methods (designing studies and data analysis)
  • Theoretical Approaches & Biopsychology
  • Social Influence (Obedience and Conformity)
  • Psychological Disorders & Treatments

Year 13 In addition to the AS level contents: 

  • Biopsychology (e.g. neurotransmitters, adrenaline) & Approaches in further depth
  • Research Methods in further detail (e.g. Statistics)
  • Issues and Debates (determinism, nature-nurture)
  • Aggression (explanations, media role)
  • Schizophrenia (Explanations, treatments)
  • Relationships (e.g. evolutionary explanations, social media)

Entry requirements

5 A* - C at GCSE

CC grade in GCSE Science required

C grade in English Language

Future opportunities

Apart from being a highly relevant course for those wishing to study Psychology and other related courses at degree level, this course is ideally suited to those students whose careers might involve dealing with people in either work or social situations such as management, selling, advertising, journalism, personnel, teaching, nursing, youth and social services.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Churchill Academy and Sixth Form directly.

Last updated date: 14 September 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years