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A Level Psychology at The Whitby High School

Course description

Year 12 - Students study a unit focusing on

practical investigations and carry out a

questionnaire, experiment, observation

study and correlation analysis. Fifteen core

studies are analysed in terms of context,

methodology, results, conclusions and

application in real life. Areas include

cognitive, physiological, social, individual

difference and developmental psychology.

Year 13 - Students study two areas of

applied psychology - Forensic and

Education/Health. Topics such as 'Theories

of Crime', How do children learn?, Possible

Explanations of Schizophrenia

Research methodology skills are further

developed and in a written exam.

You will be asked to design a piece of

research and consider issues and debates

such as free will/ determinism, ethics,

ethnocentrism etc.

Entry requirements

English B or above.Mathematics C or above Science C or abovePreferably a B grade in Mathematics but itdepends on the individual student.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 21 October 2014

Key information

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