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Psychology A Level at The Holt School

Course description

(Year 12)
Subject content:
1. Social influence
2. Memory
3. Attachment
4. Approaches in psychology
5. Psychopathology
6. Research methods
AS Assessment
Paper 1: Introductory topics in psychology –compulsory content 1-3 above
Assessment: written exam, 1 hour 30 minutes, 72 marks in total, 50% of AS level
Paper 2: Psychology in context-compulsory content 4-6 above
Assessment: written exam, 1 hour 30 minutes, 72 marks in total, 50% of AS level
(Year 13)
Subject content
1. Social influence
2. Memory
3. Attachment
4. Approaches in psychology
5. Psychopathology
6. Biopsychology
7. Research methods
8. Issues and debates in psychology
A Level Assessment
Paper 1: Introductory topics in psychology –compulsory content 1-4 above
Assessment: written exam, 2 hours , 96 marks in total, 33.3% of A level
Paper 2: psychology in context –compulsory content 5-7 above
Assessment: written exam, 2 hours , 96 marks in total, 33.3% of A level
Paper 3: Issues and options in psychology –compulsory content 8 above and one from each option
(A,B and C)
Assessment: written exam, 2 hours, 96 marks in total, 33.3% of A level
Option A: Relationships, Gender, Cognition and development)
Option B: Schizophrenia, Eating behaviour and Stress
Option C: Aggression, Forensic psychology and Addiction

Entry requirements

5 A*-C GCSE grades (grade C in science is minimum requirement, but B preferred).

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 26 November 2014

Key information

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

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