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Psychology

Psychology at Key Stage 5

AS Level Psychology

At the end of the one year course there are 2 examinations. Each examination paper is 1 hour 30 minutes and each paper is worth 72 marks.

Examination 1: Social Influences;   Memory;   Attachment

Examination 2: Approaches in Psychology;   Psychopathology;   Research Methods

The following is an outline of the topics covered per half term:

Autumn 1

Approaches

Biopsychology

Research Methods

Autumn 2

Psychopathology

Spring 1

Social Influences

Spring 2

Memory

Summer 1

Attachment

Summer 2

Research methods - lab report project

A Level Psychology

At the end of the 2 year course there are 3 examinations. Each examination paper is 2 hours and each paper is worth 96 marks.

Examination 1: Memory;  Attachment;  Social Influences;  Psychopathology

Examination 2: Approaches in Psychology;  Biopsychology;  Research Methods

Examination 3: Issues and Debates; Cognitive development;  Stress; Aggression

The following is an outline of the topics covered per half term:

Autumn 1

Approaches

Issues and Debates

Some Research Methods

Autumn 2

Biopsychology

Spring 1

Schizophrenia

Aggression

Spring 2

Cognitive Development

Summer 1

Research Methods

Summer 2

Revision

PRINTABLE VERSION OF THIS PAGE FOR 2016-17

For further advice or to find out more about the Psychology curriculum at Idsall School, please contact Mrs J Mole / Miss A Shale.

Updated September 2016.