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Psychology

Psychology is taught at A Level in the Sixth Form at Calday.

 Psychology is defined as the scientific study of the mind and behaviour. Psychologists study how human beings feel, act and think. They try to find out how we learn, understand, remember and forget things. Psychologists are interested in how we make decisions, why we like some people and not others, what makes us succeed and fail. They study these problems by both observation and experiment.  At AS and A level, our Psychology students will do the same.

Studying Psychology will equip students for a wide range of courses in Further Education, including: Biology, Medicine, Nursing, Social Sciences, Management Training, Teaching, Social Work, the Police and Armed Forces.


Year 12

  • Unit 1: Introducing Psychology
  • Unit 2: Social Psychology, Cognitive Psychology and Individual Differences

Year 13

  • Unit 3: Child Development and Applied Options
  • Unit 4: Approaches, Debates and Methods in Psychology

Useful links

www.aqa.org.uk

www.bps.org.uk

www.theatp.org

www.apa.org/monitor


Assessment information

There is no coursework requirement in Psychology and students sit a written examination in each unit. AS units are 1 hour and 30 minutes; A2 units are 2 hours.

AQA Specification B