Key Stage 5

AS and A2 (Exam Board: AQA)

What do students study in lessons?

Unit 1: Cognitive, Developmental Psychology and research methods

  • Models of memory and how memory works in everyday life.
  • Explanations of attachment, the effects of institutionalisation on attachment and cultural variations.
  • Research methods and techniques, investigation design, data analysis and presentation

Unit 2: Biological, Social Psychology and individual differences

  • Stress as a bodily response and stress in everyday life
  • Social influence, conformity and obedience, explanations of individual differences and implications for social change
  • Defining and explaining abnormality, also looking at different therapies such as Biological and Psychological

Unit 3: Topics in Psychology

  • Aggression
  • Eating behaviour
  • Relationships
  • Biological rhythms and sleep

Unit 4: Psychopathology, Psychology in action and psychological research

  • Schizophrenia or depression
  • the psychology of addictive behaviour
  • statistics and methods