A Level Course Information

How well do students do in psychology?

Very well – much better than the National average in Psychology.

In 2017 at A2 (full A Level)

A*A 1 (2.6%)
A*B% 11 (28.9%)
A*C% 19 (50%)
A*D% 32 (84.3%)
A*E% 38 (100%)

 

The following students did exceptionally well:-

Rhianna Child  – A – Nottingham Trent University – Law with Criminology

Callum Turnball – B – University of Lincoln – History

Elisha Guest – B – De Montfort University – Law

Ellie Wakeman – B – Gap year

Amy Green – B- University of Manchester – Mental Health Nursing

Georgia Main – B – Loughborough University – Social Psychology

Kirstie Arkell – B – De Montfort University – Adult Nursing

Megan O’Brien – B – Gap Year

Mithusana Vasanthakumar – B– University of Coventry – Biomedical Science

Paige Knight – B – University of Leicester – Applied Psychology

Phoebe Houghton – B – University of Gloucester – Primary Education


The course specification taught is AQA www.aqa.org.uk

Students will develop a broad knowledge and understanding of psychology through a range of topics.

Component 1 Social Influence

Assessment
2 hour terminal examination

Memory
Attachment
Psychopathology
Component 2 Approaches in Psychology

Assessment
2 hour terminal examination

Biopsychology
Research Methods
Component 3 Issues and Debates in Psychology
Option 1: – Relationships or Gender or Cognition and development

Assessment
2 hour terminal examination

Option 2: – Schizophrenia or Eating Behaviours or Stress
Option 3: – Aggression or Forensic Psychology or Addiction

 

Entry requirements 6 A-C GCSE, including English Language, Maths and a Science