Psychology

SUBJECT TITLE: AS and A2 Psychology

 

Description: Psychology is the understanding of psychological concepts, theories, research studies and ethical issues. Areas of focus include; Social influence, Memory, Attachment, Biopsychology, Psychopathology and Research Methods.

SUBJECT CONTENT

Year 13

AS – Paper One (25%)

 

  • Social Influence
  • Memory
  • Attachment

 

1 hour 30 mins external examination and will include an assessment of fieldwork.

 

AS - Paper Two (25%)

 

  • Approaches in Psychology
  • Psychopathology
  • Research Methods

 

1 hour 30 minutes external examination paper and will include an assessment of skills and techniques.

Year 14

A2 Paper One (33.3%)

 

  • Social Influence
  • Memory
  • Attachment
    • Psychopathology

 

2 hours external examination paper.

 

A2 Paper Two – (33.3%)

 

  • Approaches in Psychology
  • Psychopathology
  • Research Methods

 

 

2 hours external examinations paper.

 

A2 Paper Three – (33.3%)

 

  • Issues and debates in Psychology
  • Relationships
  • Schizophrenia
  • Aggression

2 hours external examinations paper.

 

 

METHOD OF ASSESSMENT: Exam: 100%

The AS and Advanced GCE Psychology course is assessed by external assessment only. There is no coursework element to the course.

 

RECOMMENDED SUBJECTS/GRADES

AT G.C.S.E.

 

    • GCSE Maths and English at grade C or above are compulsory.
    • GCSE Double Award Science at grade CC is compulsory.

 

 

OTHER CONTRIBUTORY SUBJECTS

 

GCSE passes in Sociology & Childcare are desirable.

 

 

 

 

 

OTHER INFORMATION

Psychology provides students with knowledge and transferable skills needed for your future. It is a subject that is highly regarded by employers because of the wide range of skills that are involved, meaning that you will have access to a variety of careers.

Career possibilities include teaching, forensics, criminology, counselling, market research, social work, nursing, advertising, sales, personnel management and careers guidance are all areas for which a psychology degree will provide a good basis.

         

Course Materials:

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