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Psychology A level at Beechwood School

Course description

The AS and A-Level Psychology course offers students the opportunity to immerse themselves in the theory of Psychology which underpins a number of exciting applications to real life practice. The units of study are taught in innovative, and where possible, practical ways, to enable students to enjoy their learning. Although A level Psychology is not a requirement for the study of Psychology at university level, it is a course which is compatible with a very wide range of higher education courses.

The qualifications are linear. Linear means that students will sit all the AS exams at the end of their AS course and all the A level exams at the end of their A level course.

Both years are 100% examination based, and the examinations consist of a combination of multiple choice questions, short answer questions, and longer answer questions to the value of a maximum of 12 marks in AS and 16 marks in A Level. Students studying Psychology at AS and A level are required to be proficient in Mathematics and English, and to have gained a minimum of a strong C grade in these subjects in Year 11.

Course content

AS level

Subject content: Social influence, Memory, Attachment, Approaches in Psychology, Psychopathology and Research Methods.

A level

Subject content: Compulsory Content As above, along with Biopsychology and Issues and Debates in Psychology.

Optional Content:

  • Option 1 Either: Relationships or Gender or Cognition and Development
  • Option 2 Either: Schizophrenia or Eating Behaviour or Stress
  • Option 3 Either: Aggression or Forensic Psychology or Addiction

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 12 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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