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Psychology at Chislehurst School for Girls

Course description

Psychology is the scientific study of human behaviour and experience. This stimulating subject combines fascinating content with a rigorous and scientific approach to investigation. It has recently undergone a huge growth in popularity, both as a choice for Advanced level and undergraduate students. The course aims to develop both an academic understanding of the subject and an appreciation of its impact on people‟s daily lives.

Course content

A Level Units include the following topics:

Paper 1

  • Social influence
  • Memory
  • Attachment
  • Psychopathology


Paper 2

  • Approaches to Psychology
  • Biopsychology
  • Research methods


Paper 3

  • Gender
  • Schizophrenia
  • Aggression

Entry requirements

Students should have a minimum of five GCSEs at Grade C or above with Grade B‟s in Science, English and Mathematics. Although A/B Grade is required if students have studied it at GCSE.


3 written papers, all papers are 2hours long, of equal weighting of the A Level. All pages have a combination of multiple choice short answers and essay style questions.

Future opportunities

A Psychology qualification is well-regarded both by universities and employers, as a means of preparing for a wide range of higher education courses and areas of work. Both skills and the course content are applicable to all aspects of adult life and will prepare students well for the future, opening many doors and providing new and exciting opportunities. Whatever your career plans, this course will suit you if you are looking for a stimulating and challenging course that has relevance to everyday life.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Chislehurst School for Girls directly.

Last updated date: 08 May 2015
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