Our A Level in Psychology helps students develop essential knowledge and understanding of different areas of psychology and how they relate to each other. It provides the skills to carry out practical investigations and is bound to stimulate students’ curiosity, encouraging them to engage with psychology in their everyday lives.
Component 01: Research methods
This component develops knowledge and understanding of planning, conducting, analysing and reporting psychological research across a range of experimental and non-experimental methodologies and techniques. Students carry out their own small-scale practical activities.
Students need to be familiar with the four main techniques for collecting/analysing data:
Self-report, Experiment, Observation,Correlation.
Component 02: Psychological themes through core studies
Introduces some of the central areas of investigation in psychology organised in ten key themes, each represented by a classic and a contemporary core study. The core studies reflect the contribution of psychology to an understanding of individual, social and cultural diversity.
Component 03: Applied psychology
Students consider a number of methodological issues and how they relate to a range of topics.
There is one compulsory section:
Issues in mental health.
Students must also select two topics from the following:
Sports and exercise psychology.
|Research methods (01)||90||2 hours||30%|
|Psychological themes through core studies (02)||105||2 hours||35%
|Applied psychology (03)||105||2 hours||35%