Psychology A Level at The Whitehaven Academy
At AS level, you will learn about social, cognitive and developmental psychology as well as approaches in psychology, psychopathology and research methods. I
n the second year of the course, you will build on the knowledge gained at AS level to look at the following topics:
- Issues and Debates in Psychology – gender and culture, nature versus nurture, ethical implications
- Relationships – sexual selection, attraction, romantic relationships, virtual relationships
- Gender – sex and gender, gender development, atypical gender development
- Cognition and Development – theories of cognitive development, theories of social development
- Schizophrenia – classifications of schizophrenia, explanations for schizophrenia, treatment and therapy for schizophrenia
- Eating Behaviour – explanations for food preferences, explanations for anorexia nervosa, explanations for obesity
- Stress – sources of stress, managing stress, coping with stress
- Aggression – explanations of aggression, institutional aggression, media influences on aggression
- Forensic Psychology – defining crime, offender profiling, explanations of offending behaviours
- Addiction – describing addiction, risks in addiction, gambling, reducing addiction
You should have a grade B or above in English Language and a grade C or above in Maths.
AS – 2 written examination papers
A2 – 2 written examination papers
Psychology is a popular A Level to take; it is recognised as one of the most academically stimulating A Levels and therefore is looked upon favourably by universities. It has several potential pathways including: psychology, medicine, education, law, health and social services.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Whitehaven Academy directly.