Psychology

Qualification: 
A Level
Level: 
3

Exam Board: AQA

Duration: 
2 years

 

Course Content:

  • Social Influence
  • Memory
  • Attachment
  • Psychopathology
  • Approaches
  • Biopsychology
  • Forensic psychology
  • Relationship
  • Stress  
  • Research methods 

Psychology is the study of human behaviour and how our biology, mental processes, experiences of the world around us and the actions of others work together to influence our behaviour and who we become.

Assessment:

100% exams 

3 exam papers

Exams contain a mixture of multiple choice, short answers and extended writing.

10% of assessment contains mathematical skills equivalent to Level  2 or above.

Studying at Alton College:

Lessons involve working through topic workbooks, whole class and small group discussion and informal assessment, aided by the use of mini-whiteboards and Kahoot quizzes. Students carry out mini research projects into the topic areas studied. We organise trips and speakers, including a day at Marwell Zoo learning about methods of observing behaviour.

Entry requirements:

Students should normally have achieved at least five GCSEs at grade 9-4. For GCSEs which remain with the old grading system, a Grade 4 is equivalent to a Grade C.

You should have at least a grade 6 in a GCSE science and a grade 5 in Maths.

Course costs:

Printed workbooks and handouts £25

Textbook optional.  

Optional trips from £15

Psychology works well with:

Biology
Sociology
Philosophy
Business
Maths
PE
Law
English Literature
English Language
Health and Social Care