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Psychology at Tarporley High School and Sixth Form College

Course description

What is the structure of the modules and methods of assessment? The structure of the modules and methods of assessment: AS Examinations

Unit 1 – Cognitive Psychology (human memory), Developmental Psychology (early social development) and Research Methods. 1hr 30 min exam – structured compulsory questions including one 12 mark question requiring extended writing (50% AS or 25% A2).

Unit 2 – Biological Psychology (stress), Social Psychology (social influence) and Individual Differences (psychopathology/abnormality). 1hr 30 min exam – 3 compulsory structured questions, one on each topic including one 12 mark question requiring extended writing (50% AS or 25% A2).


What skills are needed/involved: Students will need the ability to:

• Grasp new concepts

• Show their knowledge and understanding

• Analyse and evaluate research and theories

• Apply concepts and ideas

• Formulate an argument

• Logically organize ideas

• Discuss key concepts

• Work effectively in groups

• Engage in wider reading

Where can this subject lead me to in the future?

Psychology is highly popular at A Level and at university. Careers such as Teaching, working with children, NHS, Police, Law, Nursing, Retail and much more!

Entry requirements

Students who have a keen interest in studying something new with an interest in looking at research and using evaluative and analytical skills. A pass in GCSE Maths is now more important due to the “How Science Works” requirements. Psychology is officially a Science so the research methods component is more mathematical.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Tarporley High School and Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 03 June 2014

Key information

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

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