Psychology

A-Level Psychology

Exam Board: AQA

Introduction:

Psychology is the study of human behaviour and experience, and how our experience influences our behaviour. In a nutshell, Psychology is the science of the mind. Psychology attempts to support ideas on behaviour by following a systematic and scientific approach by using experiments, studies, and scientific and natural observations. Most Psychology research heavily depends upon finding from use of such methods. To study Psychology, in a way, is to study yourself and your own behaviour, your thoughts and the way you perceive and understand the world around you. As a scientific discipline Psychology follows ethical guidelines especially as it has living, thinking, and breathing humans as its object of study.

 Where does it Lead to?

Psychology is valuable for anyone wishing to pursue a career or further study in Medicine, Social Sciences, Law, Criminology, Education, Dentistry, Psychology, or Drama. Many lawyers, social workers, detectives, doctors and teachers find Psychology extremely useful in their work. Most universities will look upon Psychology A Level as favourable.

 Course Detail:

This is a two year linear course.

Modules

Assessment

Paper 1

Introductory topics in Psychology

●        Written exam: 2 hours, 96 marks in total

●        33.3% of A Level

Paper 2

Psychology in context

●        Written exam: 2 hours, 96 marks in total

●        33.3% of A Level

Paper 3

Issues and options in Psychology

●        Written exam: 2 hours, 96 marks in total

●        33.3% of A Level

 

Key Contact: Curriculum Leader of Social Sciences - Mrs Culkeen  (ellen.culkeen@slougheton.com)