A-Level Psychology

Sixth Form

A-Level Psychology

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


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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.

Further Information

If you would like further information on any aspect of A-Level Psychology, then please contact Miss S Collymore (Head of Psychology):  scollymore@idsall.shropshire.sch.uk

Exam Board: AQA

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