Examination Board: WJEC
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
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.
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
Past and Present (33.3%).
examination 2.25 hours.
questions relating to five psychological appraches, therpaies and classic
pieces of research evidence. )
of research; personal invesitgations; application of research methods.)
in the Real World (33.3%)
Examination 2.25 hours.
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