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Key Concepts
  • To be aware and reference the timeline of the different approaches in Psychology
  • To understand the different assumptions that each approach has
  • Comparing and contrasting different approaches in Psychology
Key Concepts
  • To understand and apply the differences between situational and dispositional factors
  • To understand the difference between conformity and obedience
  • To apply knowledge of key theories to supportive studies such as Milgram and Zimbardo
Key Concepts
  • Understand the difference structures of memory including the Working memory model, and the multi store model of memory
  • Understand the effects of anxiety and apply that to memory, considering why people forget, or not recall accurately
  • Explore the cognitive interview, used by the police, and give reasons on how it can be improved
Key Concepts
  • Understand the role of the primary care giver and the father
  • Develop ideas of maternal deprivation and separation
  • Compare the different attachment styles
Key Concepts
  • Understand the criteria for good and bad mental health
  • Understand and apply knowledge of the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of OCD, Depression and Phobias
Research Methods
Key Concepts
  • Understand the different types of hypothesis that can be used within research
  • Understand advert effectively apply knowledge of the different types of methods, used within research
  • Practise the skills increasing individual research projects
  • Effectively evaluating all research methods and their appropriateness
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Issues and Debates
Key Concepts
  • To be aware and refer to the different debates in Psychology
  • To have an understanding of the importance of the different augments in Psychology
  • To apply knowledge of impact the debates have in Psychology
Key Concepts
  • To know the different components of the neurons and the different systems of the body
  • Explore the impact trauma has on the brain
  • To analyse the key features of natural cycles
Research Methods
Key Concepts
  • To be comfortable with calculating inferential statistics
  • To understand how and when to use statistics
Option Module 1
The Class Pick to Study From
  • Relationships
  • Gender
  • Cognitive Development
Option Module 2
The Class Pick to Study From
  • Schizophrenia
  • Eating Behaviour
  • Stress
Option Module 3
The Class Pick to Study From
  • Aggression
  • Forensics
  • Addiction
Subject Overview:

A-Level students have 5 Psychology lessons each week.

Students have Psychology homework set every week, however all students in Sixth Form are expected to allocate time outside of lessons for further study.

Homework usually consists of, revision tasks, composition tasks and practice for the performance piece.


Students will sit end of year examinations as well end of module examinations throughout the year.