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AS and A2 Level Psychology at The Willink School

Course description

We will follow the AQA(A) specification. You can visit their website at

At AS there are two units. Unit 1 explores Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology and how research is carried out in these areas through the topic of Research Methods. Unit 2 explores Biological Psychology, Social Psychology and Individual Differences. Each Unit is an hour and a half exam.

At A2 there are two units where you will study a range of topic-based options which will consolidate explanations from different Psychological Approaches and engage you in Issues and Debates in Psychology.

There is no coursework.

Entry requirements

You will be expected to have met the general entry requirements for the sixth form. You will also need a grade C or above in English and Science (Core and Additional OR Biology and at least one other Science). In addition it is expected you will have been entered for the Higher Tier Biology paper. You do not have to have studied Psychology before, although it is advisable to research the subject to arrive with a basic idea of what you will be studying.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 01 September 2014

Key information

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