Psychology

Examination Board AQA
Course Code: 6180
AS Units 1 & 2
Unit 1 Cognitive Psychology.
Unit 2 Biological Psychology, Social Psychology.
A2 Units 3 & 4
Unit 3 Topics in Psychology.
Unit 4 Psychopathology: Psychology in Action.

In Year 12 the topics of memory and children’s attachments are studied and an understanding of how psychology research is carried out and gained. In Biological psychology, social psychology and individual differences, topics include: stress, conformity, obedience and mental disorders.

In Year 13 several topics will be studied including biological rhythms and sleep, relationships and aggression. A study of the mental disorder of depression is made as well as looking at media psychology and investigating research methods in depth.