Key Stage 5

Subject Leader: Mrs N Cooper
Exam board: AQA
Level: Advanced

Psychology is a fascinating and popular subject and looks at the scientific study of the human mind, behaviour and experience. Students will gain an insight into this scientific process, looking closely at theories, studies and research methods through studying a number of exciting topics, through which they will be able to apply their knowledge to a wide range of everyday experiences and phenomena.

Psychology will be running as an A Level.

The two year A Level qualification sees students studying 3 papers, each assessed through a two-hour written examination.

Paper 1: Introductory topics in psychology 


Paper 2: Psychology in context 


Paper 3: Issues and options in psychology

This paper begins with a compulsory section on the issues & debates spanning the whole of psychology and continues with questions on 9 optional topics in psychology, of which students will answer the 3 options that have been covered during their lessons in the second year.

The synoptic issues and debates section include questions of whether we are born or made (nature or nurture), whether our actions are determined or a matter of free-will, and the extent to which psychology exhibits gender or cultural bias.

The optional topics are:



For further information please click on the link below:

For more information surrounding Psychology at A Level please contact Mrs Cooper (currently in H10 but moving to F5 from September) or visit the Psychology page on the AQA website.

For more information surrounding Psychology at AS or A Level please contact Miss Brown or visit the Psychology page on the AQA website. 

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