Psychology

Psychology

Examination Board: WJEC

A Level Psychology

 

Psychology is the study of people, behaviour and mind. Psychology can be used in one of two ways, either as a final qualification or as a way of discovering what academic psychology is about. There are opportunites to study the classics of psychology whilst also introducing ongoing debates and topics that continue to fascinate.

Psychology is a rigorous, academic subject requiring good skills in English, Mathematics and Science.  For every theory in psychology there are about 10 opposing theories. Therefore it is a subject that requires good critical thinking skills and problem solving.  You will gain the skills to source, use and interpret information, design experiments and use related software.

Specification Units

There are two exams leading to the AS qualification and two more to complete the full A level qualification. Both exams are taken in June at the end of year 1 and year 2.

 

Component 1:

Psychology Past and Present (33.3%).

Written examination 2.25 hours.

(Compulsory questions relating to five psychological appraches, therpaies and classic pieces of research evidence. )

 

Component 2:

Investigating Behaviour (33.3%).

Written Examination 2.25hours.

(Principals of research; personal invesitgations; application of research methods.)

 

Component 3:

Implications in the Real World (33.3%)

Written Examination 2.25 hours.

Applications and Controvercies.

 

Career Opportunities

Psychology A level can be useful for students who intend to work with people. Many students have found it useful in jobs  such as management, banking, media, nursing, police, social work, psychotherapy, physiotherapy, teaching and statistical analysis.

 

Dr L Le Tissier BA, BSc, PhD, PGCE

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A* - B at A Level
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A* - B at A Level
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A* - B at A Level
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A* - B at A Level