Social Sciences

Social Sciences
Social Sciences
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code PA/B9
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


Unit Titles 

Subject content  

Compulsory content  

1 Social influence  

2 Memory  

3 Attachment  

 4 Psychopathology  

5 Approaches in Psychology  

6 Biopsychology  

7 Research methods  

 8 Issues and debates in Psychology  


Option 1 

 9 Relationships  

10 Gender  

11 Cognition and development  

Option 2  

12 Schizophrenia  

 13 Eating behaviour  

14 Stress  

Option 3  

15 Aggression  

16 Forensic Psychology  

17 Addiction  


Students will be expected to: • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of psychological concepts, theories, research studies, research methods and ethical issues in relation to the specified Paper 1 content • apply psychological knowledge and understanding of the specified Paper 1 content in a range of contexts • analyse, interpret and evaluate psychological concepts, theories, research studies and research methods in relation to the specified Paper 1 content • evaluate therapies and treatments including in terms of their appropriateness and effectiveness. Knowledge and understanding of research methods, practical research skills and mathematical skills Mathematical requirements and exemplifications will be assessed in Paper 1. These skills should be developed through study of the specification content and through ethical practical research activities, involving: • designing research • conducting research • analysing and interpreting data. In carrying out practical research activities, students will manage associated risks and use information and communication technology (ICT).

How will it be delivered?

Coursework and final exam

Entry requirements

You will need grades 4 or above in English and Science. No previous learning requirements are required in Psychology.

An enthusiasm for a knowledge of psychological concepts 

A curious and enquiring mind. 

Ability to be reflective and make judgements based on available evidence. 

Your next steps...

Students can progress from this qualification to higher education courses in various other subjects.