Psychology

What will I study

Paper 1: Social Influence, Memory, Attachment, Psychopathology (Mental Abnormality)
Paper 2: Approaches in Psychology, Biopsychology, Research Methods
Paper 3: Issues and Debates in Psychology, Option 1 – Relationships, Gender or Cognition and Development, Option 2 – Schizophrenia, Eating Behaviour or Stress, Option 3 – Aggression, Forensic Psychology or Addiction.

How will I be assessed

There are three exams. Each lasts for two hours and counts for a third of the overall A level qualification. All exams consist of multiple choice, short answer and extended writing questions

Why study A Level Psychology

Psychology provides you with a wide range of transferable skills relevant to any career or further study, such as the ability to analyse, evaluate, think critically, conduct investigations and write reports. Psychology is both relevant and useful for any career that involves other people and as such the list is endless and there are lots of options in terms of career. Careers that use psychology include psychologists (such as clinical or educational psychologists), education, research, health and social care, sport, public services, marketing and PR, management and human resources. Psychology particularly goes well with mathematical and scientific subjects.

Entry requirements

Standard Grace Academy 6th Form entry requirements.

It can lead to careers such as:

Clinical Psychology, Forensic Psychology, Business careers such as Marketing and Human Resource Management, Nursing, Teaching, Counselling