Psychology

"Thought is action in rehearsal."

Sigmund Freud (1856-1939), Austrian founder of psychoanalysis

Overview

Psychology is studied at A Level at Feversham College.

Psychology involves the study of human behaviour and the process which determines that behaviour (e.g. memory, language, relationships).  Psychology adopts a scientific approach, meaning the language is complex and analytical.  Psychology is fascinating, diverse and stimulating to anyone interested in people. It involves a lot of reading and hard work so you should be motivated and organised.  Psychology offers a broad range of topics with emphasis on applying knowledge and understanding, thereby developing the transferable skills of analysis and critical thinking. 

Psychology can be combined with many subjects as it is chosen by those who plan to become doctors, dentists, pharmacists as well as geologists, historians, counsellors, social workers and teachers.  Psychology also provides a route into modern foreign languages and areas like theatre and media studies.  Psychology makes an important  contribution to lifelong learning.

  Term 1 Term 2 Term 3
Year 12 Social influence
Memory
Attachment
Attachment
Research Methids
Approaches in Psychology
Psychopathology
Psychopathology
Revision
Year 13 Biopsychology
Research methods
Approaches in Psychology
Addiction
Releationships
Stress
Issues and debates in Psychology
Revision

Assessment

All students will need to complete exams for two units to be awarded an AS in Psychology. These will be examined in   paper 1 and 2. Those students who continue with A2 Psychology will complete a further 3 papers in year 13– they will  retake papers 1 and 2, but this time to A-level standard (rather than AS standard) and will also take an additional third paper
Paper 1: Introductory topics psychology, written exam: 2 hours
Worth a third of A-level
Paper 2: Psychology in context, written exam: 2 hours
Worth a third of A-level
Paper 3: Issues and options in psychology, written exam: 2 hours
Worth a third of A-level