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PSYCHOLOGY

REQUIREMENTS -

GCSE LEVEL

Grade 6 in English Language

Grade 6 in Maths

Grade 6 in Additional Science (or Biology)

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course is endorsed by the British Psychological Society

and was developed in line with universities to ensure that

students are equipped for the subject in higher education.

The course provides the opportunity for students to explore

the different approaches in Psychology and use them to

explain human behaviour. Students will learn about psychological

disorders such as OCD, depression and phobias, and their

treatments. The other areas covered are: memory, attachment,

social influence, forensic science and stress. Students enjoy

these topics as they are applicable to their every-day lives.

We teach different research methods and they are a key

feature of Psychology and are integrated throughout

the course. This involves evaluating research and applying

mathematical skills.

The course is well suited to those who have an inquiring

mind, as reading around the subject is essential.

PROGRESSION

Psychology is highly regarded for entry into numerous careers,

including those related to Business, Education, Health and

Social Justice.

ADDITIONAL COSTS

- Approx

Textbook

£22 - £25

annually

Conference

£25

Examining Body -

AQA Specification A

LINEAR

ASSESSMENT

A LEVEL

- comprised of three exams:

COMPONENT 1

Written Paper

2hrs

33.3%

of A Level mark

COMPONENT 2

Written Paper

2hrs

33.3%

of A Level mark

COMPONENT 3

Written Paper

2hrs

33.3%

of A Level mark

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