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Psychology

AQA A Level Psychology

We follow the AQA Psychology Course which is studied over two years, with the exam at the end of Year 13.

AQA A Level Psychology "offers an engaging and effective introduction to Psychology. Students will learn the fundamentals of the subject and develop skills valued by Higher Education (HE) and employers, including critical analysis, independent thinking and research" (ref: https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/psychology/as-and-a-level/psychology-7181-7182/introduction)

Topics Covered per Term 

Terms

Year 12

Year 13

Autumn

 

Approaches

Research Methods

Psychopathology

Issues and Debates

Comparisons of Approaches

Biopsychology

Aggression.

Spring

 

Memory

Social Influences

Internal A level Mock Examinations

Cognition and Development

Schizophrenia

Summer

 

Attachment

Internal Mock A Level Examinations

Report Writing

3 x External Final A Level Examinations

 

At the end of the 2 year A level Psychology course there are 3 examinations.

Each examination paper is 2 hours and each paper is worth 96 marks.

Examination 1: Memory;  Attachment;  Social Influences;  Psychopathology

Examination 2: Approaches in Psychology;  Biopsychology;  Research Methods

Examination 3: Issues and Debates; Schizophrenia;  Cognition and Development; Aggression

If you require advice or further information about the Psychology curriculum at Idsall School, then please contact E. Dickinson on the following email: edickinson@idsall.shropshire.sch.uk