Psychology

Minimum Entry Criteria

Desired: 7 in Maths, English Language and Biology

Essential: 6 in Maths, English Language and Biology

Board

AQA

Outline of the Course

Outline of the Course

  • Paper 1
  • Memory (eg why do we forget things? Can we trust eye-witness testimony?)
  • Attachments (eg why do infants become attached to their parents?)
  • Social Influence (eg why do we change our behaviour when part of a group?)
  • Psychopathology (eg what are the most common mental disorders? Can they successfully be treated?)
  • Paper 2
  • Approaches (eg which approach to Psychology is the most scientific?)
  • Biopsychology (eg can we understand human behaviour solely in terms of biology?)
  • Research Methods (ie how do psychologists collect and analyse data?)
  • Paper 3
  • Issues and Debates in Psychology (eg what are the key issues faced by psychologists today?)
  • Gender (eg is gender the product of genetic factors or upbringing?)
  • Schizophrenia (eg why does schizophrenia develop and how can it be treated?)
  • Aggression (eg why are some people more aggressive than others?)

Assessment

 

Type of Assessment

Duration

Weighting

1

Examination: multiple choice, short answer and extended writing questions

2 hours

33.3%

2

Examination: multiple choice, short answer and extended writing questions

2 hours

33.3%

3

Examination: multiple choice, short answer and extended writing questions

2 hours

33.3%