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Psychology A Level at Chilwell School

Course description

Whatever career you pursue, a background in Psychology will enhance your employability. Studying Psychology can help you understand yourself and other people by learning about aspects of human behaviour. This will help you understand your interactions with others, your learning and memory performance, your ability to cope with pressure and your understanding of the causes of psychological disorders.

This qualification offers an exciting introduction to Psychology. It is not necessary to have studied Psychology before. The A Level course builds on skills developed in the sciences and humanities, enabling progression into a wide range of other subjects.

Entry requirements

Additional entry requirements: Students will need a minimum Grade C in a Biology or Double Award Science CC and minimum Grade C GCSE English Language.


The specification includes the following topics: Social Influence; Memory; Attachment; Psychopathology; Biopsychology; Issues and Debates in Psychology; Gender; Schizophrenia and Aggression.

These will be assessed via 3, 2 hour exams. Which include: multiple choice,, short answer and extended writing questions.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 08 September 2016

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