For those students with a genuine interest in studying the mind and behaviour and who enjoy exploring issues dealing with how, and why, people behave in certain ways.

KS5 Psychology A Level

(CLICK HERE FOR THE NEW SPECIFICATION: PSYCHOLOGY AQA A LEVEL 7182)

For those students with a genuine interest in studying the mind and behaviour and who enjoy exploring issues dealing with how, and why, people behave in certain ways. 

Course Overview

The A level is two years in length. 

First Year:

Topics include: Social Influence, Memory, Attachment, Approaches in Psychology, Psychopathology, Research Methods, and Biopsychology.


Second Year:

Topics include: all of the topics above (plus Issues and Debates. Also one topic from each option below.

Option 1 

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Option 2 

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Option 3 

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Relationships Gender Cognition 

Schizophrenia Eating Behaviour Stress 

Aggression
Forensic Psychology Addiction 

Course Assessment

The A level qualification is assessed through three written papers at the end of the second year of study. 

Further Opportunities Following this Course:

Psychology has strong links with both science and the humanities and can be studied either on its own or in combination with another subject up to degree level e.g. Psychology and Computer Science, Psychology and Art, Psychology and a language. Psychology opens the way to a wide variety of careers – marketing, counselling, management, social and community work, and scientific research to name but a few! 

Securing a Place at Post 16

Students must have minimum Grade 6 in English language, a grade 6 in Science and a grade 6 in Mathematics. An ability to write in a clear, logical way is essential as well as a genuine commitment to the reading that is required and a lively interest in psychology.


The Curriculum Deputy Headteacher, Ms C Egleton, and Acting Deputy Headteacher, Ms Foster, will be happy to supply further detail and more information if required.

Please contact them at ecsgeneral@enfieldcs.enfield.sch.uk or telephone 0208 3633030.

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