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Psychology AS & A Level at Archbishop Tenison's School

Course description

Psychology is the scientific study of understanding human behaviour and experience.  It is argued that we are all Psychologists who interact with the world and make sense of why others behave the way they do.  The course aims to extend our everyday observations of human behaviour by attempting to validate what is ‘known’ scientifically.

Course content

The course is based around four units over two years.

  • Unit 1: Cognitive psychology, developmental psychology and research methods
  • Unit 2: Biological psychology, social psychology and individual differences
  • Unit 3: Topics in psychology such as : relationships, perception, biological rhythms and sleep, intelligence and learning, gender studies
  • Unit 4: Psychopathology, psychology in action and research methods

Entry requirements

Minimum B grade in English and Religious Studies or a similar subject


Assessment is 100% examination based.

Future opportunities

This course can lead you towards a degree in psychology and maybe to a career in a specialist area:

  • Educational psychologist- helping children and young people to overcome difficulties
  • Occupational psychologist - working in a business to help improve performance
  • Clinical - working with people to help them deal with conditions ranging from anxiety and stress to depression and mental illness
  • Forensic or criminal psychology - helping to investigate crimes
  • Sports psychologist

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Archbishop Tenison's School directly.

Last updated date: 27 October 2016
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