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Psychology

Subject: Psychology
Contact: Miss Britland

Overview

At Key Stage 5, we follow the AQA Psychology syllabus A (AQA Specification A, 7182). The course gives students a psychological introduction and puts psychology in context in real life applications. In addition, students learn issues and debates in psychology with a theoretical background. Students have eight lessons a fortnight where we prepare students for their examinations over the two year course.

Curriculum content

 

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Year 12

Approaches in Psychology

Social influence

Memory

 Research Methods

Psychopathology

Attachment

Biopsychology

Research Methods

Further Research Methods

Year 13

Issues and Debates in Psychology

Option 1 Schizophrenia

Research methods

 

Option 2 Aggression

Option 3 Relationships

Research Methods

Bio psychology

Further Research Methods

Assessment components

Paper 1:

Introductory Topics

 

Paper 2:

Psychology in Context

 

Paper 3:

Issues and Options in Psychology

 

What's assessed

Four sections A

B C D

all compulsory

 

What's assessed

Three sections A B C

All compulsory

What's assessed

Four sections

A Compulsory section

Options sections B C D

Select chosen option learnt

How it's assessed

Written exam: 2 hours

96 marks

24 marks each section

33.3% of A-level

How it's assessed

Written exam: 2 hours

Section A B 24 marks each

Section C 48 marks

96 marks

33.3% of A-level

 

 

How it's assessed

Written exam: 2 hours

96 marks

24 marks each section

33.3% of A-level

Questions

Section A social influence

Multiple choice 1 mark

Short answer 2-3 marks

Extended Writing 4, 5, 6, 8 marks

Section B memory

Multiple choice 1 mark

Short answer 2-3 marks

Extended Writing 4, 5, 6, 8 marks

Section C Attachment

Multiple choice 1 mark

Short answer 2-3 marks

Extended Writing 4, 5, 6, 8 marks

Section D Psychopathology

Multiple choice 1 mark

Short answer 2-3 marks

Extended Writing 4 5 6 8 marks

 

 

Questions

Section A Approaches in Psychology

Multiple choice 1 mark

Short answer 2-3 marks

Extended Writing 4, 5, 6, 8 marks

Section B Biopsychology

Multiple choice 1 mark

Short answer 2-3 marks

Extended Writing 4, 5, 6, 8 marks

Section C Research Methods

Multiple choice 1 mark

Short answer 2-3 marks

Extended Writing 4, 5, 6, 8

Questions

Section AIssues and debates in psychology

compulsory

questions

Multiple choice 1 mark

 short answer 2-3 marks

extended writing 16 marks

Section B  - Relationships option topic Multiple choice 1 mark

 short answer 2-3 marks

extended writing 16 marks

Section CSchizophrenia option topic Multiple choice 1 mark

 short answer 2-3 marks

extended writing 16 marks

Section DAggression

option topic Multiple choice 1 mark

 short answer 2-3 marks

extended writing 16 marks

Enrichment opportunities:

Chester Zoo Psychology Workshops

London Mental Health Exhibition and Freud museum

Useful websites to support learning