AQA A-Level Psychology is taught within the two-year and one year programmes.
Psychology is taught in small groups, allowing students to test their understanding of theories through class discussion and debate.
The subject is taught through assessing the research and ideas of psychologists, looking at key case studies. Students begin by looking at core topics related to social influence (conformity and resistance); memory (models of memory and factors affecting the memory); and attachment (the development of bonding in infants). They will then look at different approaches to psychology and see how these have influenced research. Finally, they will look at a variety of issues in psychology drawn from relationships, gender, cognition and development, schizophrenia, eating disorders, stress, addiction, aggression, and forensic psychology.
|1||Introductory Topics in Psychology||33.3%||External Exam: 2 hours|
|2||Psychology in Context||33.3%||External Exam: 2 hours|
|3||Issues and Opinions in Psychology||33.3%||External Exam: 2 hours|
Exam Board: AQA