A-level Psychology

Psychology A Level offers an engaging and effective introduction to Psychology. Students will learn the fundamentals of the subject and develop skills valued by Higher Education (HE) and employers, including critical analysis, independent thinking and research.

The content covers approaches and methods related to the core areas of Psychology including cognitive, social, biological, and developmental psychology. Individual differences and research methods are all studied along with psychological issues and debates.

This is a linear qualification which means students sit all the A-level exams at the end of their A-level course. The exam board is AQA.

Subject content

Compulsory content

·         Social influence

·         Memory

·         Attachment

·         Psychopathology

·         Approaches in Psychology

·         Biopsychology

·         Research methods

·         Issues and debates in Psychology


Optional Content:

·         Relationships

·         Schizophrenia

·         Aggression


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