This engaging qualification allows you to develop critical analysis, independent thinking and research skills. You will explore memory, perception, social influence, the brain and psychology problems. The course will help you shape how we understand ourselves, think and react as individuals and groups within the complex 21st Century.
The course is broken down into two different topics – Cognition & Behaviour and Social Context & Behaviour.
Paper 1: Cognition & Behaviour (50%)
Paper 2 - Social Context & Behaviour (50%)
Methods of Assessment
All Assessments will take place at the end of the one year course. Students will sit two exam papers.
Methods of Teaching and Learning
The courses are taught by well-qualified and experienced members of staff. Students will learn through a variety of methods including whole-class lessons, group work and individual work and A-level students will have the opportunity to carry out 2 set pieces of psychological research. Students will be expected to carry out reading and note-taking as part of their extension work.
Many students progress to study Psychology A-level; exploring topics including ethics, gender bias and free will. Studying Psychology has universal value within Health, Education, Criminology, Counselling, Marketing or occupations involving people, communication and emotional intelligence.