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A-Level Psychology (AQA) at Westminster Kingsway College

Course description

New specification for September
Psychology is the scientific study of the mind and behaviour. This qualification offers an engaging and effective introduction to Psychology. Students will learn the fundamentals of the subject and develop skills valued by Higher Education and employers, including critical analysis, independent thinking and research.
AS Psychology (AQA)
King’s Cross Centre
1 year – Year 1
Level 3
What will I study?
You will study:
• Social influence
• Memory
• Attachment
• Psychopathology
• Approaches in Psychology
• Biopsychology
• Research methods
A2 Psychology (AQA)
King’s Cross Centre
1 year – Year 2
Level 3
What will I study?
During the second year of the course, you will be examined on the content from the AS year listed above including a more advanced version of research methods as well as issues and debates in Psychology. You will also study three topics from the following list: relationships, gender, cognition and development, schizophrenia, eating behaviour, stress, aggression, forensic psychology and addiction.

Entry requirements

General A-Level entry requirements - Three GCSEs at grade B or above plus two further GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalent). At least four GCSEs must have been assessed through examination, including English Language and Maths.
What are the additional entry requirements for this course?
Grade B in GCSE Maths and BB in core and additional Science or C or above in single Science subjects and a good reference.
For entry to the second year of the A-Level, you will need:
AS Psychology at grade D or above, the entry requirements for AS Psychology and a good reference or recommendation from your Tutor.

Further information

'To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Westminster Kingsway College directly.

Last updated date: 06 March 2017
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