Psychology

Department vision:
An enthusiastic, highly motivated and well-resourced department. Offering an academic A-level at KS5. It is an exciting and varied subject which will open student’s minds to a range of theories within such a colossal field of study.

Students will be supported throughout the two years of study and beyond to ensure they reach their full potential and expose them up to new skills and careers.

Many students studying Psychology go onto university to study the subject and undergraduate level and beyond!

Year Term 1 (a) Term 1 (b) Term 2 (a) Term 2 (b) Term 3 (a) Term 3 (b)
12 Topic: Biopsychology and approaches in psychology

Assessment:

Essays, exam questions plus mock exam

Topic: Attachment

Assessment:

Essays, exam questions plus mock exam

Topic: Memory

Assessment:

Essays, exam questions plus mock exam

Topic: Research methods

Assessment:

Essays, exam questions plus mock exam

Topic: Social psychology

Assessment:

Essays, exam questions plus mock exam

Topic: Psychopathology

Assessment:

Essays, exam questions plus mock exam

13 Topic: Biopsychology and approaches in psychology

Assessment:

Essays, exam questions plus mock exam

Topic: Issues and debates

Assessment: Essays, exam questions plus mock exam

Topic: Relationships

Assessment:

Essays, exam questions plus mock exam

Topic: Stress

Assessment:

Essays, exam questions plus mock exam

Topic: Aggression

Assessment:

Essays, exam questions plus mock exam

Topic: Revision of the two years content in preparation for external AQA exams

Assessment:

Essays, exam questions plus mock exam

Department Staff

Mrs Donnelly

Department Courses

At Key Stage 5, pupils follow the AQA specification for Psychology.
In Year 12, pupils sit two examinations, both are 90 minutes long and equally weighed.
In Year 13, pupils sit three examinations, each exam is 2 hours long and worth 33.3% of the overall grade. The exams consist of both year 12 and year 13 contents.

Psychology Reading List

Department Links

AQA