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A level

        Psychology                                                                            Cardinal Heenan
                                                                                              CatHoliC HigH SCHool
                                                                                              A SportS College


         Why choose A level Psychology?                            How is the course assessed?

         A Level Psychology is an in-depth study of the human mind, exploring   AS level
         the various influences on human behaviour. The impact of society is                                                     Key Information
         highlighted and particular societal forces are researched and cause and   Paper 1: Introducing Topics in Psychology
         effect identified.                                        (Examination, 1 hour 30 minutes written paper, 50% of total AS level)
                                                                                                                                 Level: AS and A level
         Cognitional  Psychology  is  emphasised  as  a  major  source  of  our   • Social Psychology                            Examination Board: AQA
         understanding of the human being through recent developments in   • Memory                                              Subject Leader: Mr B Kelly-Ince
         Neuroscience. The results of these insights are seen in the exploration
         of  Biopsychology.  Throughout  the  course  there  is  an  emphasis  on   • Attachment                                 Course Leader: Mr B Kelly-Ince
         research, equipping the student with the necessary mathematical skills
         record and an ability to interpret results.                                                                             Entry Requirements:
                                                                   Paper 2: Psychology in Context
                                                                   (Examination, 1 hour 30 minutes written paper, 50% of total AS level)   GCSE Grades A*- C in 5 subjects (to include
         What will I study and learn?                                • Approaches in Psychology                                  Mathematics) GCSE Grade Bs in English and
         AS  Psychology  has  been  designed  to  provide  candidates  with  an                                                  Science.
         introduction to Psychology. It will cover various approaches in Psychology   • Psychopathology
         with an emphasis on practical implications and research methods. The   • Research Methods                               AS Modules:
         content has been designed to inspire, nurture and develop learners.                                                     Paper 1: Introducing Topics in Psychology
                                                                                                                                 (Examination, 1 hour and 30 minutes, 50%
         Throughout this one year course, learners will:           Reformed A Level                                              of AS)
         •  Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of psychological ideas,   Paper 1: Introductory topics in Psychology.        • Social Psychology
          processes, techniques and procedures.                    2 hour written paper - 33.3% of total A Level.                • Memory
                                                                                                                                 • Attachment
         •  Apply  the  above  in  a  theoretical  and  practical  context,  using  both   Paper 2: Psychology in context.       Paper 2: Psychology in Context (Examination,
          qualitative and quantitative data.                       2 hours written paper - 33.3% of total A Level                1 hour and 30 minutes, 50% of AS)
         •  Analyse,  interpret  and  evaluate  psychological  information  and   Paper 3: Issues and Options in Psychology      • Approaches in Psychology
                                                                                                                                 • Psychopathology
          evidence, making judgements and reaching conclusions.    Explored through a detailed study of one from each of the following   • Research Methods
                                                                   three sections:
         •  Develop and refine practical design and procedures.    • Relationships; Gender; Cognition and Development.
         •  Develop a lifelong interest in psychological issues.   • Schizophrenia; Eating Behaviour; Stress.                    Reformed A level Modules:
                                                                   • Aggression; Forensic Psychology; Addiction.                 Paper 1: Introductory topics in Psychology.
                                                                   Compulsory section: Issues and Debates in Psychology.         2 hour written paper, 33.3% of total A Level.
                                                                   2 hour written paper 33.3% of total A level                   Paper 2: Psychology in context.
                                                                                                                                 2 hour written paper, 33.3% of total A Level.
                                                                                                                                 Paper 3:  Issues and Options in Psychology.
                                                                                                                                 2 hour written paper 33.3% of total A level





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