Psychology

AS & A-level

What are the main features of this course?

Psychology focuses on human behaviour and the causes behind why people behave as they do. The main topics covered in Psychology include:

• Memory

• Attachment

• Research methods

• Social influence

• Psychopathology

• Biopsychology

Hours of lessons per week: 5

Indicative group size: 22

How is the course assessed?

The course will be assessed by two exams at the end of the AS year. Both exams will be 1 hour 30 minutes and will consist of a range of questions from multiple-choice to essay questions.

Where can I go next?

Psychology opens many routes, including working for the NHS, nursing, social work, police, counselling, teaching or specializing in an area of Psychology such as clinical psychology, forensic psychology or child psychology.

Psychology is interesting because you can apply what you have learnt to real life situations, like understanding why your friend is stressed or angry and supporting them.

Aya Psychology Student