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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:

A Level

PAPER 1 - Topics in Psychology
Social Influence, Memory, Attachment and Psychopathology
Examination 2hrs

PAPER 2 – Psychology in Context
Approaches in Psychology, Biopsychology and Research Methods
Examination 2hrs

PAPER 3 – Issues and Options  in Psychology
Issue and debates in Psychology, Gender, Schizophrenia and Aggression
Examination 2hrs

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