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Psychology A2 level at Gosford Hill School

Course description

Psychology is the science of mind and behaviour. It asks questions about how the mind works and what it is that affects human behaviour. It not only provides an essential insight into the human condition, but also prepares you for a variety of situations in Higher Education or the world of work.

Course content

Year 12 Units:

  • Social Influence
  • Memory Attachment
  • Approaches in Psychology
  • Biopsychology
  • Research Methods

Year 13 Units:

  • Social Influence
  • Memory
  • Attachment
  • Approaches in Psychology
  • Biopsychology
  • Research Methods
  • Cognition and Development
  • Eating Behaviour and Addiction

There is no coursework in this subject.

Entry requirements

Any student wishing to study Psychology at A Level must have a GCSE average point score of 44, as the subject involves multidisciplinary challenges. It comprises scientific approaches with essay writing. We also advise at least a B grade in Biology is needed to help meet the demands of this course.

Assessment

The course is examined by three written papers. All exams are two hours long and have a number of short and long answer questions. Each paper is worth a third of the final exam.

Future opportunities

In 2015, 75% of the students achieved A*- C in Psychology, which is a fantastic achievement. Students who have studied Psychology at A Level have gone on study the subject at university. Others have applied to university to read courses linked with Education, Early Childhood Studies, Biological Sciences, Health related courses, English, Creative Writing, Film or Media Studies, Journalism, Anthropology, Business and Marketing. Careers related to these degree courses then follow.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Gosford Hill School directly.

Last updated date: 26 October 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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