What Topics Will I Study?
There are 3 examinations at the end of the 2 year course 96 marks per exam paper (2 hours to complete each exam).
Examination 1 - Memory; Attachment; Social Influences; Psychopathology
Examination 2 - Approaches in Psychology; Biopsychology; Research Methods
Examination 3 - Issues and Debates; Cognition and Development; Schizophrenia; Aggression
Please click here for exam information and topics studied in each academic year.
What Grades do I Need at GCSE Level?
Apart from the minimum entry requirements for the Sixth Form you are expected to achieve a grade 5 in both Maths and English Language and a grade 5 in Biology, but a level 6 will be more beneficial in Biology and English Language in order to be successful.
What Other Subjects Should I Study?
Psychology, being a science subject, can be taken alongside the other sciences. It also combines well with Arts or Humanities subjects. It also matches well with PE, which itself has a sizeable psychological component.
What About Choices After A-Levels?
If you are looking for post-Sixth Form employment, employers look favourably on Psychology because of the skills you will have developed during the course. Psychology is also a stepping stone for a whole range of degree courses. These include Pure Psychology to Psychology and Crime Studies.