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A Level Psychology at St Bartholomew's School

Course description

This is a new two-year linear A Level course. There will be an option for students to complete an AS qualification at the end of Year 12. The AS exam is not, however, part of the full A Level course.

Course content

The A Level Psychology course will be assessed in three exams.

Paper 1 Introductory Topics in Psychology includes: Social influence, Memory, Attachment and Psychopathology.

Paper 2 Psychology in Context includes: Approaches in Psychology, Biopsychology, and Research methods.

Paper 3 Issues and options in Psychology includes: Issues and debates in psychology, Cognition and Development, Schizophrenia and Addiction.


The assessment will include multiple choice, short answer and extended writing questions.

The course will consist of practical and theoretical research, data analysis and evaluation of different experiments, explanations and theory. There is a strong mathematical and science element to the study of psychology. Independent study is encouraged by the practical nature of the research methods and collaborative learning is essential for success in practical work. It is recommended that students work for an extra two hours per week on top of their independent study assignments.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Bartholomew's School directly.

Last updated date: 02 June 2015

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