Ms. S. Chandler (Head of Psychology)





Psychology A Level OCR (H567)


Psychology is the study of the mind and of human behaviour.
It is a science, and is looked upon favourably by universities as a worthwhile A-Level subject. By its nature, psychology helpfully prepares students for life beyond education.


Research Methods

Evaluate and design techniques for collecting and analysing data and carrying out psychological examinations.

30% A level 2 hour exam


Psychological themes through core studies

This module introduces some of the central areas or investigation in psychology in key themes. Each key theme is represented by a classic and a contemporary core study.


Do taxi drivers’ brains develop as they get better at navigation? Does TV make us aggressive? Would we help a stranger? Would we follow orders to harm someone? Do psychopaths have different speech patterns that give them away?


35% A level 2 hour exam


Applied Psychology

Students study Issues in Mental Health, Criminal Psychology and Child or Sport Psychology


35% A level 2 hour exam


AS Level

One exam on Psychological themes through core studies and one on Research methods. Each exam is worth 50% of the AS level and is 1.5 hours long.


Course entry requirements


5 GCSE’s at C or above, including Maths and English.

undertake an area of research into a geographical area of interest. All units are assessed through formal examinations.

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