A level Psychology

  • Course type: A level
  • Awarding/exam body: AQA


Psychology 002

Psychology is the scientific study of human behaviour and experience. The course aims to extend our everyday observations of human behaviour by attempting to validate what is ‘known’ scientifically. Students will look at how psychologists research human behaviour.

  • Course units...

    Unit 1: Social influence, Memory, Attachment and Psychopathology

    Unit 2: Approaches in Psychology, Biopsychology and Research Methods show knowledge of aspects of the culture and society of the countries you have studied

    Unit 3: Issues and debates in Psychology, Gender, Eating Behaviour and Forensic Psychology

  • Course assessment...

    The A level course is 100% examination based through three papers each lasting two hours. Each paper is worth 33.3% of the A level. All papers include multiple choice, short answer and extended writing questions.

  • This course can lead to...

    This subject is useful if you want to go on to study Psychology or Social Sciences at degree level. You can study either a BSc or a BA in Psychology, so individual university requirements need to be checked.

    In order to continue to postgraduate level in Psychology, you need to ensure that the degree programme you choose is accredited by the British Psychological Society.

  • Entry requirements...

    In addition to our Programme Entry Requirements, applicants must also meet specific Course Entry Requirements:

    Grade 5 in English Language, Grade 5 in Maths and Grade 5 in Science (Core, Additional or Applied) & GCSE score of at least 5.5 is advisable Students with either a Grade 4 in Maths or a Grade 4 in Science may be considered subject to availability

  • Course highlights...

    1. Psychology Live! Conference at Disney Land Paris
    2. Trip to London Zoo for a talk on phobias
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