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Psychology at Sprowston Community High School

Course description


By following the course in Year 12, you will develop an understanding of the different areas of psychology. These areas include cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, social psychology, biological psychology and abnormal psychology. Students learn about theories of human behaviour and the psychological research which has been conducted to test these theories. We study and evaluate the scientific method as applied to psychological research. In addition you will learn about the application of psychological theory to everyday life.


The Year 13 specification allows you to expand on some of the topics covered at AS level. The topics we cover include aggression, relationships, eating behaviours, mental illness and psychology and the media. You will also continue to develop your commentary and evaluation skills in relation to psychological theory, empirical studies and the methods of research used in psychology.

Entry requirements

To study A Level courses you will need to have achieved at least 5 GCSE Grades A*-C in full courses including either English or Maths. B grade or higher in GCSE English and a Science & C grade or higher in GCSE

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sprowston Community High School directly.

Last updated date: 30 May 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years