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Psychology AS/A-Level at The Appleton School

Course description

Psychology is the scientific study of the human mind and behaviour and gives you the opportunity to investigate the intricate workings of both. You will have direct experience of what psychologists do when investigating human behaviour by participating in experimental work and research.

Course content

Topics covered:

Social Psychology – Obedience and Conformity, Relationships, Forensic Psychology

Cognitive Psychology – Models of Memory, Forgetting and Eyewitness Testimony

Developmental Psychology – Theories of Attachment and Cultural Variations

Biopsychology – Stress, The Nervous System, the Brain and Sleep

Psychopathology – Phobias, Depression, OCD, Schizophrenia


100% examination.
No coursework requirements.

Future opportunities

  • Personnel or Social Work
  • Counselling, Health or Medicine
  • Teaching or Child Care
  • Forensic Psychology or Police
  • Sport Psychology
  • Media

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 21 September 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 or 2 years