Students do not need to have a GCSE in Psychology to study this subject at A Level. Students will learn mandatory topics in Year 12 and then will be taught topics in Applied Psychology, Research Methods, Issues, Approaches and Debates in Year 13. The mandatory topics taught in Year 12 are Memory, Social Influence and Attachment as well as Psychopathology. The Applied topics that we currently deliver in Year 13 are Stress, Forensic Psychology and Gender Studies. This course will develop theoretical knowledge of Psychology and allow students to understand the factors that cause human behaviour.
Exam Board: AQA
Qualification Title: Psychology
Qualification Specification Code: 7182
Qualification Webpage: Click here to visit the AQA webpage for the specification.
Standard Sixth Form entry requirements
The summary of components is as follows:
• Introductory Topics in Psychology
• Psychology in Context
• Issues and Options in Psychology
Psychology and/or Sociology related degrees, Clinical Psychology, NHS, Human Resources, Banking and Finance, Teaching, Counselling, Psychotherapy and many more. Learners will develop transferable skills that are vital in Further and Higher Education as well as in the workplace. They will also be able to use the knowledge and understanding learnt in A Level Psychology to work with others in the work place or in the wider society.
Mrs Chalmers, Miss Harrison
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