Psychology A Level at Blenheim High School
You will study the following content:
- Introductory Topics in Psychology – Social influence, Memory, Attachment, Psychopathology (Paper 1)
- Psychology in context – Approaches in Psychology, Biopsychology, Research methods (Paper 2)
- Issues and Options in Psychology – Debates and issues, Relationships, Schizophrenia, Forensic Psychology (paper 3)
Over the two years, you will:
- Develop a strong knowledge and understanding of each topic and also realise how they link to each other.
- Come to appreciate how important the skills, knowledge and understanding of scientific methods are.
- See how the sciences contribute to the success of our economy and society.
- Come to feel able and confident in a range of practical, mathematical and problem-solving skills.
Hopefully become much more interested in and enthusiastic about psychology, and consider studying it at a higher level, and maybe even working in a related career in the future.
This course is formally assessed at the end of two years with three 2-hour exams.
Studying Psychology will appeal to a wide range of students with varied interests and future plans, including both further education and going straight into employment, and you will build on skills necessary in both. Students with a Psychology A level go on to study a range of subjects at a higher level, and psychologists can specialise in business, forensics, sports, advertising, education and counselling.
The Psychology A level is taught alongside a number of extended learning opportunities, ranging from visiting a psychiatric hospital to partaking in research with Surrey University. Through the department you will have the chance to subscribe to ‘Psychology Review’, a journal publishing the latest psychological research. Practical research projects will also give you a taste of the work Psychology students and researchers do.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Blenheim High School directly.