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psychology

Qualification

AS / A-Level

Exam Board

AQA

Course summary

We aim to engage learners and ensure that they are empowered to question what they see in the wider world. Studying Psychology changes the way you see the world, others and yourself. This course will provide you with the knowledge that will assist you with whatever career you choose to venture into.

What will students learn?

AS content

Memory, Attachment, Social Influence, Approaches in Psychology, Psychopathology and Research Methods

A2 content

Memory, Attachment, Social Influence and Psychopathology,

Approaches in Psychology, Biopsychology and Research Methods. Issues and Debates in Psychology, plus three study options from areas such as Forensic Psychology, Addiction, Eating Behaviour, Schizophrenia, Relationships and Gender.

How will students be assessed?

In Psychology the AS course and the A level course are both assessed

via examinations only, there is no coursework and there are no controlled assessments.

AS level Psychology is a one year course, and there are two examination papers which are sat at the end of the course.

  • Paper One examines Memory, Attachment and Social Influence, and is 50% of the AS level.
  • Paper Two examines Approaches in Psychology, Psychopathology and Research Methods, and is 50% of the AS level.

Both papers are 90 minutes long and are comprised of a combination of multiple-choice, short answer and extended writing questions.

A level Psychology is a two year course, and there are three examination papers which are sat at the end of the course.

  • Paper One examines Memory, Attachment, Social Influence and Psychopathology.
  • Paper Two examines Approaches in Psychology, Biopsychology and Research Methods.
  • Paper Three examines Issues and Debates in Psychology, plus three study options from areas such as Forensic Psychology, Addiction, Eating Behaviour, Schizophrenia, Relationships and Gender.

All three examination papers are two hours long, and are comprised of a combination of multiple-choice, short answer and extended writing questions. Each paper represents a third of the A level.

Learners are assessed formally via timed assignments every two to three weeks. Internal mock examinations take place in January and April.

Differentiation

Students are supported no matter their level of ability. This is done through individual support and a range of different types of examination questions.

Resources

AS- Level Psychology

A2 Level Psychology

A-Level Psychology: AQA Year 1 & AS Complete Revision & Practice

http://Illinminate.digital/aqapsych1