Psychology

Psychology students learn about social, cognitive, developmental, biological and individual differences.

In year 1, students study a variety of issues including : stress, memory and conformity and obedience.

Throughout the course, students study a variety of scientific research methods linked to the topics and also get the chance to use these methods designing research projects.

Psychology is a popular subject and every year many students go on to study Psychology at university, often returning at times to assist in or observe lessons

Link to AQA website -  http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/psychology/as-and-a-level/psychology-7181-7182

Year 1

Subject content:

  1. Social influence
  2. Memory
  3. Attachment
  4. Approaches in Psychology
  5. Psychopathology
  6. Research methods

Assessment:

  • 2 x written exam: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • 72 marks in total per exam
  • 100% exam

Year 2

Subject content:

  1. Social influence
  2. Memory
  3. Attachment
  4. Psychopathology
  5. Approaches in Psychology
  6. Biopsychology
  7. Research methods
  8. Issues and debates in Psychology
  9. Relationships
  10. Stress
  11. Aggression

Assessment:

  • 3x written exam: 2 hours
  • 96 marks in total per exam
  • 100% exam