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Exam Board

AQA

Course Information

IN THE FIRST YEAR, STUDENTS STUDY:
Social influence e.g. why do people obey orders?
Memory e.g. why might eye witnesses’ testimony be inaccurate?
Attachment e.g. how do people behave as adults if they don’t form relationships as an infant?
Approaches in Psychology – major theories of human behaviour – Freudian, Behaviourism.
Psychopathology e.g. how psychologists explain disorders such as OCD, depression and phobias 
Research methods e.g. experiments, observations, questionnaires and data analysis.


IN THE SECOND YEAR STUDENTS STUDY ALL THE AS TOPICS PLUS:

Biopsychology
Issues and debates in psychology
Stress
Gender
Aggression
Research methods

Assessment

3 written exams: 2 hours each with multiple choice, short answer and extended writing.

Entry criteria

Four GCSEs Grade 6 or above including Grade 6 in English Language and Sciences, particularly Biology. Grade 5 in Maths required. We are looking for evidence of being able to write, so Grade 6 in History, Sociology, English Language or English Literature are helpful. 

Other Information

Please talk with Ms McIntosh if you would like further information.

Maths required for this course will be taught in the lesson. Enjoying Biology is an advantage as is writing essays.