Psychology AS/A Level at Beverley High School
Psychology is the scientific study of people, the mind and behaviour. Psychologists set out to examine why people behave the way they do. An A’Level in Psychology introduces you to the scientific study of a wide range of behaviour.
First year of A’Level will include:
- Social Influence
- Approaches in Psychology
- Alongside these main areas there will be a module looking at Research Methods. You will become familiar with 4 techniques used by psychologists to investigate human behaviour: self-report, experiment, observation and correlation. You will also study the Scientific Process and Data Handling and Analysis, giving you good knowledge of the entire scientific cycle.
Second year of A’Level
There is a compulsory topic covering the issues and debates in psychology, plus one optional module from each of the following (to be selected by Psychology Department):
- Cognition and development
- Eating behaviour
- Forensic psychology
There are two exams at AS each worth 50% of your AS qualification. Each exam lasts 1 hour 30 minutes and is worth 72 marks. The exam consists of multiple- choice, short answer and extended writing questions.
At A-Level there are three exams, each account for one third of the A’level. The three exams last 2 hours each and are worth 96 marks each. The exam consists of multiple- choice, short answer and extended writing questions.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Beverley High School directly.