North Bristol Post 16 Centre

North Bristol Post 16 Centre

North Bristol Post 16 Centre

Cotham and Redland Green Learning Communities

Psychology

SUBJECT: PSYCHOLOGY

Awarding Body

AQA 7182 (A-level)

A Level

A-Level Units Three Units:

1)     Social Influence, Memory ,Attachments and Biopsychology

2)     Approaches, Psychopathology, Research Methods and Issues & Debates

3)     Relationships, Schizophrenia and Forensics.

A-level Psychology is a two year course with three written exams all of which are sat at the end of the two years.

All three papers are 2 hours in duration and each is worth 33.33% of the total A-level marks

What minimum qualification will I need?

Preferably a 5 in Maths and 5 in Science

Why should I follow this course?

The key questions in psychology enquire scientifically about the human mind and behaviour: ‘Why do people act in such a way?’ This subject offers the chance to try to understand human behaviour and the human mind in the modern world from a systematic and scientific perspective, examining and critically analysing established research conducted by psychologists. An interest in people is essential as is an open, analytical and enquiring mind. The emphasis is on psychology as a science.

What will you learn?

A variety of teaching and learning methods will be used including teacher-led activities, small group work, personal independent research and discussion. Role-play and class-based demonstrations may also be used. You will be encouraged to make use of the vast array of information available online, in books, on TV, in film, on the radio and in other media. You must be prepared to study hard, engage with the subject both inside and outside the classroom, to read widely, independently and to practice your writing technique.

What learning and teaching methods will be used?

Given that psychology involves a critical understanding of what makes people tick, it can be useful in all aspects of life - personal, social, academic and professional. Universities welcome psychology A’ level for both arts and science-based courses as it complements any subject combination and a variety of academic disciplines.

What can I do with my qualification?

Given that psychology involves a critical understanding of what makes people tick, it can be useful in all aspects of life - personal, social, academic and professional. Universities welcome psychology A’ level for both arts and science-based courses as it complements any subject combination and a variety of academic disciplines. 

Examination Board:

AQA