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Blessed George Napier Catholic School and Sixth Form Youth Sport Trust Lead School

Blessed George Napier
Catholic School and Sixth Form
Youth Sport Trust Lead School

Part of the Pope Francis Catholic Multi Academy Company

Psychology

Psychology

AQA

Year 12

Year 13

Ever wonder if prison really does change criminal behaviour? Or why some people conform? Or perhaps if the experiences you had before the age of 5 really do shape the person you are today?  A level Psychology will give you an understanding of the way people think and why people behave in certain ways.

You will learn a variety of skills including analytical thinking, improved communication and problem solving.

This is a 2 year linear A level which will be assessed by three two hour exams at the end of Year 13.

In Year 12 you will cover the following topics:

  • Social Influence
  • Memory
  • Attachment
  • Approaches in Psychology
  • Psychopathology
  • Research methods

 

 

In Year 13 you will study:

  • Biopsychology
  • Research methods
  • Issues and debates in Psychology
  • Relationships
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Schizophrenia

Students will also undertake experimental work related to Psychology, applying the work from the research methods topic.

Students will also visit Freud’s house and attend a conference of the course.

 

 

Links Well With:

Psychology links well with Biology, English, Maths, History, Business Studies, Philosophy and Ethics, PE, and Geography.

Progression Routes:

A level Psychology will give you an understanding of the way people think and why people behave in certain ways.  You will learn a variety of skills including analytical thinking, improved communication, problem solving and many more that will prepare you for an exciting future with the possibility of a range of fantastic careers.  According to bestcourse4me.com, the top seven degrees taken by students who have an A Level in Psychology include: Psychology, English, Sociology, Business Studies, Teaching, Sport, Exercise Science and Law.

Entry Requirements:

GCSE Grade 6 in both Combined Sciences or at least one Grade 6 in GCSE Single Science.

GCSE Grade 6 English and Grade 5 Maths are also required.