A Level Psychology
“The course involves studying two modules within which there are choices of topic.”
Who to contact for more information about this course
Queries should be directed to Mr Ord
Year 12 and Year 13
What is the course structure?
AS Level: The course involves two compulsory modules.
A2 Level: The course involves studying two modules within which there are choices of topic.
What will I study?
AS Level: Unit 1
Cognitive Psychology – Memory, Eyewitness Testimony
Developmental Psychology – Attachment, Day Care
Research Methods – Investigation Design, Data Analysis and Presentation
AS Level: Unit 2
Biological Psychology – Stress
Social Psychology – Conformity, Obedience, Social Influence in Everyday Life
Individual Differences – Psychopathology, Explaining Abnormality, Treating Abnormality
A2 Level: Unit 3
Learners will study Human Relationships, Aggression and Gender Development. The aim is to develop knowledge, understanding and the skills of analysis and evaluation in relation to relevant theories and studies in each of the three topics studied.
A2 Level: Unit 4
Learners will develop knowledge and understanding of Schizophrenia. Learners will be expected to apply knowledge and understanding of models, classification and diagnosis to this disorder.
B: Psychology in Action
Learners develop knowledge, understanding and critical thinking in relation to media psychology. They also study Psychological Research & Scientific Method.
C: Psychological Research & Scientific Method
How is the course assessed?
AS Level: Two exams both are 1 hour and 30 minutes.
A2 Level: Unit 3 has three essay-style questions and is 1 hour and 30 minutes. Unit 4 has a choice of questions and is 2 hours long.