Psychology

Year 12

Psychology

Aim

Psychology is a popular subject which is attractive to students because it develops a range of valuable skills, including critical analysis, independent thinking and research. These skills are particularly relevant to young people and are transferable to further study and the workplace.

The AQA Psychology qualification offer students an engaging and stimulating introduction to the study of psychology, combined with the academic integrity and skills that Higher Education and employers value.

The course offers psychologists of the future a fascinating and coherent introduction to the subject.

For more information about the specification, please click on the link below:

https://filestore.aqa.org.uk/resources/psychology/specifications/AQA-7181-7182-SP-2015.PDF

Topics covered

Paper 1 – Introductory Topics in Psychology

Section A: Social Influence

Section B: Memory

Section C: Attachment

Section D: Psychopathology

Paper 2 – Psychology in Context

Section A: Approaches in Psychology

Section B: Biopsychology

Section C: Research Methods

Homework

Homework will be set twice a week. All students are expected to complete 4 hours independent study per week.

Assessment

Two internally assessed 2 hour examinations

Year 13

Psychology

Aim

Psychology is a popular subject which is attractive to students because it develops a range of valuable skills, including critical analysis, independent thinking and research. These skills are particularly relevant to young people and are transferable to further study and the workplace.

The AQA Psychology qualification offer students an engaging and stimulating introduction to the study of psychology, combined with the academic integrity and skills that Higher Education and employers value.

The course offers psychologists of the future a fascinating and coherent introduction to the subject.

For more information about the specification, please click on the link below:

https://filestore.aqa.org.uk/resources/psychology/specifications/AQA-7181-7182-SP-2015.PDF

Topics covered

Paper 3 – Issues and Options in Psychology

Section A: Issues and Debates in Psychology

Section B: Relationships

Section C: Schizophrenia

Section D: Forensic Psychology

Homework

Homework will be set twice a week. All students are expected to complete 4 hours independent study per week.

Assessment

Three externally assessed 2 hour examinations