Key Stage 5 (Years 12 & 13)
Examining Board: AQA.
The course is linear and runs over 2 years with students developing and deepening their skills as time progresses on the course. It relies on cross linking and development of links between units as well as within units.
There are three units for Psychology:
Unit 1: Social Influence, Memory, Attachment, Psychopathology (Abnormality)
Unit 2: Approaches in Psychology, Biopsychology, Research methods
Unit 3: Issues and debates in Psychology and one choice from each of option 1, 2, and 3:
- Option 1: Relationships OR Gender OR Cognition
- Option 2: Schizophrenia OR Eating Behaviour OR Stress
- Option 3: Aggression OR Forensic Psychology OR Addiction