SAINT KEVIN'S COLLEGE

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ST KEVIN'S COLLEGE

PSYCHOLOGY

KS5

Psychology is the understanding of psychological concepts, theories, research studies and ethical issues. Areas of focus include; Social influence, Memory, Attachment, Biopsychology, Psychopathology and Research Methods.

SUBJECT CONTENT

Year 13

AS  – Paper One  (25%)

 

  • Social Influence

  • Memory

  • Attachment

 

1 hour 30 mins external examination and will include an assessment of fieldwork.

 

AS - Paper Two  (25%)

 

  • Approaches in Psychology

  • Psychopathology

  • Research Methods

 

1 hour 30 minutes external examination paper and will include an assessment of skills and techniques.

Year 14

A2 Paper One (33.3%)

 

  • Social Influence

  • Memory

  • Attachment

  • Psychopathology

 

2 hours external examination paper.

 

A2 Paper Two – (33.3%)

 

  • Approaches in Psychology

  • Psychopathology

  • Research Methods

 

 

2 hours external examinations paper.

 

A2 Paper Three – (33.3%)

 

  • Issues and debates in Psychology

  • Cognition and Development

  • Schizophrenia

  • Aggression

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2 hours external examinations paper.

 

 METHOD OF ASSESSMENT: Exam: 100%

The AS and Advanced GCE Psychology course is assessed by external assessment only. There is no coursework element to the course.

 

RECOMMENDED SUBJECTS/GRADES

AT G.C.S.E.

 

  • GCSE Maths and English at grade C or above are compulsory.

  • GCSE Double Award Science at grade CC is compulsory.

 

 

OTHER CONTRIBUTORY SUBJECTS

 

GCSE passes in Sociology & Childcare are desirable.

  

OTHER INFORMATION

Psychology provides students with knowledge and transferable skills needed for your future. It is a subject that is highly regarded by employers because of the wide range of skills that are involved, meaning that you will have access to a variety of careers.

Career possibilities include teaching, forensics, criminology, counselling, market research, social work, nursing, advertising, sales, personnel management and careers guidance are all areas for which a psychology degree will provide a good basis.