Sir William Perkins's School Sixth Form Prospectus - Other - Page 41
EXAM BOARD: AQA
- Conference trips.
- Online enrichment opportunities.
The A level Psychology course aims to provide students with an understanding of the theoretical frameworks which
underpin explanations for behaviour and knowledge and understanding of the methods of data collection and analysis.
These skills are taught as independent components and applied through the study of topics such as Social Influence,
Stress and Attachment.
Psychology is for students who are curious about the scientific study of human behaviour.
WHAT WILL I STUDY?
Year 1 topics: Research methods, approaches, social influence, attachment, memory and psychopathology.
Year 2 topics: Research methods, approaches, issues and debates, stress, relationships and forensic psychology.
UNIVERSITY / CAREERS
A Psychology degree, followed by postgraduate study can lead to qualifications to practise psychology professionally in
areas including educational psychology and clinical psychology. Psychology is a well-respected degree subject which
enables access to any graduate training programme, for example, marketing, accountancy, retail management and
Grade 7-9 in GCSE Biology and Mathematics.
Introductory topics in Psychology.
Psychology in Context.
Issues and Options in Psychology.