Rickmansworth School Sixth Form Prospectus

Examining Body - AQA Specification A LINEAR


REQUIREMENTS - GCSE LEVEL Grade 6 in English Language Grade 6 in Maths Grade 6 in Additional Science (or Biology)

ADDITIONAL COSTS - Approx Textbook

£22 - £25 annually




ASSESSMENT A LEVEL - comprised of three exams: COMPONENT 1 Written Paper 2hrs

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.

33.3% of A Level mark

COMPONENT 2 Written Paper COMPONENT 3 Written Paper

33.3% of A Level mark


33.3% of A Level mark



Psychology is highly regarded for entry into numerous careers, including those related to Business, Education, Health and Social Justice.


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