Psychology

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 equally weighted papers, each assessed through a two-hour written examination. The examinations include multiple choice, short answer and longer essay questions.

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 listed below; with those currently taught in bold 

 

For further information please click on the link below:
http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/psychology/as-and-a-level/psychology-7181-7182

For more information surrounding Psychology at A Level please contact Mrs Cooper (in F5) or via info@stmarys.net or visit the Psychology page on the AQA website.

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