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Kingswood Secondary Academy

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Course information

A-level Psychology AQA is a two-year-course culminating in three exams at the end of Year 13. Each paper is skills driven: knowledge and understanding; applicability to psychological research or real-life circumstances; issues and debates within contemporary  society. Students are required to apply retrieval and evaluative skills to psychological research and critical assess importance of theories or findings. This can include the understanding of ethical implications of research and how to combat this, or it can be identifying the sensitive nature of experiments and how to achieve reliable and valid results. In Year 12, we study Social Influence, Memory, Attachment and Psychopathology alongside Research Methods. In Year 13, we look at contemporary Psychology and explore Relationships, Schizophrenia and Forensic Psychology.

For any further information, see the following link: https://filestore.aqa.org.uk/resources/psychology/specifications/AQA-7181-7182-SP-2015.PDF