A-Level Psychology

 

Head of Psychology: Miss Morgan

Email: Naomi.Morgan@cardinalnewman.coventry.sch.uk

Overview
Psychology is a popular subject which is attractive to students because it develops a range of valuable skills, including critical analysis, independent thinking and research. These skills are particularly relevant to young people and are transferable to further study and the workplace. A wide variety of topic areas are covered during both As and A level Psychology and the course is 100% exam assessed.
 
A-level Psychology (2 year course)
Subject content:
  • Social influence
  • Memory
  • Attachment
  • Psychopathology
  • Approaches in Psychology
  • Biopsychology
  • Research methods
  • Issues and debates in psychology
  • Relationships
  • Schizophrenia
  • Addiction

 

 
Assessments
Paper 1: Introductory Topics in Psychology
Written exam: 2 hours, 96 marks in total, worth 33.3% of A-level
Questions:
Section A, Section B, Section C and Section D: multiple choice, short answer and extended writing, 24 marks
Paper 2: Psychology in Context
Written exam: 2 hours, 96 marks in total, worth 33.3% of A-level
Questions:
Section A, Section B and Section C: multiple choice, short answer and extended writing, 48 marks
Paper 3: Issues and Options in Psychology
Optional content, one from above
Written exam: 2 hours, 96 marks in total, 33.3% of A-level
Questions:
Section A, Section B, Section C and Section D: multiple choice, short answer and extended writing, 24 marks

 

Useful websites:
http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/psychology/as-and-a-level/psychology-7181-7182 http://www.simplypsychology.org/a-level-psychology.html
http://www.loopa.co.uk/
http://www.psychology4a.com/
https://revisepsychology.wordpress.com/

 

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