The AQA A Level Psychology is a science concerned with the study of the mind and behaviour.
A qualification in psychology can take you into university for further study and a wide variety of different careers.
You will use and develop your communication skills, critical thinking, problem solving and independent research.
Exam Board- AQA
Key facts about this course:
Topics 1-6 are what topics within AS level Psychology Social Influence, Memory, Attachment, Psychopathology, Approaches in Psychology, Biopsychology, Research Methods, Issues and Debates in Psychology
Relationships, Gender, Cognition and Development
Schizophrenia, Eating Behavior, Stress
Aggression, Forensic Psychology, Addiction
When studying Psychology students are expected to take an active role and responsibility for their learning. The course requires independent study around the topic areas and this can take any form, book, journals, podcasts and YouTube. Students are required to attend all lessons offered to them alongside homework being completed to ensure that the fairest grade can be given for their work.
Paper 1: Introductory Topics in Psychology
2 hour written examination 33.3% of A-Level grade
Paper 2: Psychology in Context.
2 hour examination 33.3% of A level grade
Paper 3: Issues and Options in Psychology
2 hour written examination 33.3% of A-Level grade.
Grade 6 in 2 Science GCSEs, grade 4 in English Language GCSE and grade 5 in Mathematics GCSE.