Psychology

A Level Psychology

Why do people get road rage? Why do some commit murder? Ever wondered what makes us attracted to some people and not others? Why is eyewitness testimony unreliable? Do you have an enquiring mind, want to find answers and enjoy discussion and debate? For those who enjoy Maths and Science; Psychology, a fascinating study of the human mind and behaviour, is a great choice.

The course looks at how individuals behave, how their behaviour is measured and what factors influence their behaviour. In this course pupils cover all major areas of psychology by sampling research studies, and using these as a starting point to explore theories and evidence. There is also the opportunity to extend your own research skills by carrying out experiments and statistical calculations during lessons.

A Level board AQA Subject content
Compulsory content

  1. Social influence
  2. Memory
  3. Attachment
  4. Psychopathology
  5. Approaches in Psychology
  6. Biopsychology
  7. Research methods
  8. Issues and debates in Psychology

One from Each Option Group

Option 1 Option 2 Option 3

9. Relationships

12. Schizophrenia 15. Aggression

10. Gender

13. Eating behaviour 16. Forensic Psychology

11. Cognition and development

14. Stress 17. Addiction