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Skegness Academy

Psychology

Mrs D Parker

KS5

What we will study

Candidates will engage in the scientific study of the mind and human behaviour and in doing so, will develop a broad knowledge/understanding of the core areas of psychology (social, cognitive, developmental, biological and individual differences) through a range of popular and accessible topics such as memory, attachment, schizophrenia and addiction.

Students will study the following units as part of their two year course.

AS Assessment (7181, AQA)

Paper 1 - Introductory topics in Psychology

Paper 2 - Psychology in Context

A Level Assessment (7182) AQA)

Paper 1 - Introductory topics in Psychology

Paper 2 - Psychology in Context

Paper 3 - Issues and options in Psychology

How you will be assessed

AS asessment (7181): there are two examinations taken at the end of Year 12. This will give students the AS qualification. Those who continue to study A-level will do three examinations at the end of Year 13 covering all content over the two year course.

A Level assessment (7182): there are three examinations taken at the end of Year 13 which count for 100% of the total A-level. Grades and marks achieved in Year 12 are not counted.

Examination board: AQA

Entry requirements: Students will need a minimum grade B GCSE English and C in GCSE Mathematics.

Students will be assessed through examination only.

Who should do the course

Students with an interest in human behaviour and the workins of the mind and brain.  The course suits candidates who are enthusiastic and have motivation to work hard and develop their independence skills.

Where can the course lead

Psychology is an excellent qualification and is related to many further educational courses and employment sectors. Students who have studied Psychology may go on to work in research, business, journalism, social work, nursing, the police and many more.