AS: A one year course normally taken in Year 12. The course covers two modules of work: Module 1 Cognitive, Developmental and Social Psychology Module 2 Physiological Psychology and Individual Differences The students take two written examinations. A2: This is a two year course in which students must complete the AS course in Year 12 followed by two further units. Students take two further written papers. Topics covered include Relationships, Aggression, Eating Disorders, Psychopathology, Psychology in Action and Research Methods.
Assessment: 100% Examination
C grade or above in GCSE English. Psychology is classified as a Science subject and it is important that students are competent in Science and Maths.
Studying psychology can lead to a wide variety of professions including business related careers, the legal profession and health services, counselling, clinical, forensic, and educational and child psychology.You could take this course with other advanced level courses such as a science or one of the humanities to prepare for higher education in Psychology or more general higher education courses. With further training, you could go into a job related to Psychology and people such as a Counsellor, Nurse or Psychologist. You could also specialise in a particular area of Psychology such as education or mental health depending on the area that interests you.