Welcome to the Psychology Department.
Head of Subject: Dr S Rowland BA PhD
This Advanced level course is designed to foster an interest in and an appreciation of psychology.
The OCR specification uses a wide range of assessment techniques allowing candidates to demonstrate what they understand and are able to do.
AS LEVEL COURSE CONTENT
Component 1: Research Methods
Planning, conducting, analysing and reporting psychological research across a range of experimental and non-experimental methodologies and techniques.
Component 2: Psychological Themes Through Core Studies
Introduces some of the central areas of investigation in Psychology organised in key themes. Each key theme is represented by a classic and contemporary core study.
Component 1 Written examination 1 hour 30 minutes - 75 marks 50%
Component 2 Written examination 1 hour 30 minutes - 75 marks 50%
A LEVEL COURSE CONTENT
Component 1: Research Methods (as above)
Component 2: Psychological Themes Through Core Studies (as above)
Component 3: Applied Psychology
Introduces issues in mental health. Candidates will also study Criminal Psychology and Environmental Psychology applied options.
Component 1 Written examination 2 hours - 90 marks 30%
Component 2 Written examination 2 hours - 105 marks 35%
Component 3 Written examination 2 hours – 105 marks 35%