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Psychology at Saint John Bosco College

Course description

Psychology at St John Bosco College

Course Level - AS/A2 Level 

Examination Board/Course – AQA A

Course content

AS Level Unit 1

Cognitive psychology - memory, models of memory and memory in everyday life, the reliabilty of eye-witness testimony

Developmental psychology - early social development, attachment

Research methods - methods and data analysis in psychology

Unit 2

Biological psychology - stress and stress management

Social psychology - social influence, conformity and obedience

Individual differences - defining abnormality, biological and psychological approaches and therapies

A2 Unit 3

Biological Rhythms and Sleep



Unit 4

Psychopathology - anxiety disorders (phobias)

Psychology in Action - media psychology

Research methods - techniques, scientific

Entry requirements

Entry Requirements 5+ A*-C, C English, B Maths GCSE, B Science GCSE


Assessment Breakdown Examination 100%

Financial information


Future opportunities

The Psychology A Level will open the door for further study at degree level, a range of vocational courses and employment in many different areas. The opportunities in the job market are varied and wide ranging. You could choose to specialise in educational psychology, forensic psychology, sports psychology or counselling. Further study can lead to work in teaching and the skills developed on the course can be transferred to gain employment in healthcare, law and the media.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Saint John Bosco College directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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  • Start date: Next September