What Will I Study?

Psychology is the academic study of the human mind and behaviour. Research in Psychology seeks to understand and explain how we think, act and feel. You will be examined in three areas:

Paper 1:

Social Influence, Memory, Attachment and Psychopathology.

Paper 2:

Approaches in Psychology, Biopsychology and Research Methods.

Paper 3:

Issues and Debates in Psychology, Relationships, Eating Behaviour and Aggression.

How Will I Be Assessed?

This qualification is 100% examined. Each of the units is worth 33.3% of the final A Level grade.

Modules will be sat in June of Year 13.

What Can This Subject Lead To/Prepare Me For?

The subject can lead to many career options in settings such as:

  • Hospitals, clinics, and health centres - assessing and treating children and adults with mental health problems;
  • Business and industry - testing potential employees; assessing employee satisfaction; running leadership courses; offering stress management strategies; assisting with equipment and workplace environment design to maximise efficiency and productivity;
  • Education - testing abilities; identifying problems; consulting with parents; designing and implementing programmes to improve achievement;
  • Prisons and similar institutions - devising rehabilitation schedules; profiling criminals and criminal behaviour;
  • The armed forces and civilian forces - assessing and devising training schedules.

These are just a few - there are many more options.

Entry Requirements

At least a grade 6 in English and four other GCSEs at grade 4 or above including Maths.

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