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Exam Board: AQA


KS5 A Level Psychology AQA

This is a linear course whereby 3 exams are carried out at the end of year 13. The A2 course develops students’ understanding of various applications of theories in Psychology, and also introduces students to on-going issues and debates in this subject.

Paper 1: Introductory Topics in Psychology

  • Social influence
  • Memory
  • Attachment
  • Psychopathology

Paper 2: Psychology in Context

  • Approaches in Psychology
  • Biopsychology
  • Research Methods

Paper 3: Issues and Options in Psychology

  • Issues and debates
  • Options – Choose 1 option from Relationships, gender or cognition
  • Options – Choose 1 option from Schizophrenia, Eating Behaviour or Stress
  • Options – Choose 1 option from Aggression, Forensic Psychology or Addiction

Additional information/ related activities

We have a contact with Oxford Brookes University and a psychologist comes into school to do a lesson for students as well as carrying out real life research with students, should they wish to take part. Students also have the opportunity to take part in the Psychology school magazine. We have also attended a grade booster course in London to help students to reach their full potential.

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