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Psychology

A-Level Psychology will give you an understanding of the way people think and why people behave in certain ways.

You will learn a variety of skills including analytical thinking, improved communication, problem solving and many more than will prepare you for an exciting future.

Subject Content

Compulsory Content

  • 1. Social influence
  • 2. Memory
  • 3. Attachment
  • 4. Psychopathology
  • 5. Approaches in Psychology
  • 6. Biopsychology
  • 7. Research methods
  • 8. Issues and debates in Psychology

 

Option 1

  • 9. Relationships
  • 10. Gender
  • 11. Cognition and development

 

Option 2

  • 12. Schizophrenia
  • 13. Eating behaviour
  • 14. Stress

 

Option 3

  • 15. Aggression
  • 16. Forensic Psychology
  • 17. Addiction

Assessments

In A Level Psychology, scholars work towards 100% terminal examinations, comprising of three papers. 

Paper 1 - Introductory Topics in Psychology (33.3% of A-level)

Compulsory content from sections 1-4 

  • 2 hour written exam
  • 96 marks

Paper 2 - Psychology in Context (33.3%)

 

Compulsory content from sections 5-7
  • 2 hour written exam
  • 96 marks

Paper 3 - Issues and Options in Psychology (33.3%)

Compulsory content from section 8 above

Optional content - 1 from Option 1, 1 from Option 2, and 1 from Option 3

  • 2 hour written exam
  • 96 marks

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Course Information

AQA A Level Psychology 

Possible Degree Options

  • Psychology
  • English studies
  • Sociology
  • Business studies
  • Teaching
  • Sport and exercise science
  • Law

Possible Career Options

  • Marketing
  • Business development
  • Accountancy
  • Human resources
  • Forensic psychology
  • Occupational therapy
  • Clinical psychology
  • Nursing
  • Teaching