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Why study Psychology?

Psychology offers you the opportunity to understand some of the causes of human behaviour. You will analyse the extent to which our behaviour is determined by social, emotional, environmental  and biological factors. You will also explore the methods psychologists use in their research and a range of approaches  used by Psychologists to offer explanations and treatments for a variety of issues. 

Course content/Outline:

The Heathland School uses the AQA exam board and the examinations at the end of the two year course are as follows:

Paper 1.

Introductory Topics in Psychology

Exam length: 2 hours

Marks: 96 (33% of total A Level)

Paper 2.

Psychology in Context

Exam length: 2 hours

Marks: 96 (33% of total A Level)

Paper 3.

Issues & Options in Psychology (Options chosen: Relationships; Eating Behaviour; Aggression)

Exam length: 2 hours

Marks: 96 (33% of total A Level)

What career opportunities are there?

Psychology ‘A’ Level is appropriate for careers in Psychology and other sciences that involve behaviour.  It has been used as an entry qualification for a diverse range of university courses including medicine, law and marketing. 

Please note that it is not a necessary entry requirement for Psychology courses at University.

Syllabus: Psychology

Examination Board: AQA

More information: Miss H Lally