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Psychology A Level at Writhlington School

Course description

Based on the scientific study of people, particularly how and why we think and behave as we do. Studying this course will provide students with a sound understanding of the various methods and approaches in psychology. Knowledge of methods and approaches will be illustrated through various topic areas representing the core areas of social, cognitive, developmental, biological and individual differences. The topic areas have been chosen because of their importance and prominence within the core area and their accessibility to Advanced Level students.

Course content

Year 12 - Social influence  Memory and forgetting  Attachment  Approaches in Psychology Psychopathology  Research methods

Year 13 -  Memory and Forgetting  Psychopathology  Social Influence and Gender Development  Schizophrenia and Mood Disorders  Addiction and Child Development

Entry requirements

Five GCSE Grade 6 to 9. Students require a GCSE Grade 6 in English and Maths.


At the end of Year 12 you will sit end of year exams, these will not count towards your final results. There are three final written examinations at A level.

Future opportunities

Specialist careers such as educational, occupational, sport and clinical psychology are available with further study at degree level and beyond. Psychology enables students to develop skills, which are applicable in most careers.

Further information

There will be a trip to Bristol University

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 14 December 2017

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