Psychology is the study of mind and behaviour. Included as a Science subject for many universities it has become a popular subject a NUAST. It is attractive to students because it develops a range of valuable skills, including critical analysis, independent thinking and research. These skills are particularly relevant to young people and are transferable to further study and the workplace.
A level Psychology is 100% exam based over 3 x 2 hour papers.
Year 1 Topics (year 12)
Introduction and Approaches in Psychology
Research methods – statistics and probability
Psychopathology – depression, phobias and ocd. possible explanations and how we treat them
Memory – cognitive psychology exploring how we remember and forget.
Attachment – how we attach to our primary caregiver and how that can have an impact on our lives.
Year 2 (year13)
Schizophrenia – explanations and treatments
Forensic psychology –profiling, offending behaviour and treatment
Biopsychology – biological rhythms, brain research and human anatomy and physiology
relationships – sexual selection and human reproductive behaviour
Research methods – inferential tests
Issues and debates
Exam board is AQA
Criminal or Forensic Psychology