If you choose this course you will take your exams after 1 year.
The AS level consists of 2 exam papers, (worth 50% each), 1 ½ hours each.
3 sections on each paper consisting of multiple choice, short answer and extended writing, 24 marks each.
Topics covered in AS
Paper 1: Introductory topics in psychology
Topics include social influence, attachment and memory.
Topics include approaches in psychology, psychopathology and research methods.
If you continue on to the A’ level, (topics will be assessed again).
The exam paper consists of 3 papers, 2 hours each (worth 33.3% each of the total mark). Each topic area being examined by multiple choice, short answers and extended writing.
Assessment for A2
Paper 1: Introductory Topics in Psychology: Social Influence, Memory and Attachment, Psychopathology. This is a 2 hr exam, 96 marks in total and 33.3% of the A level
Paper 2: Psychology in Context: Approaches in Psychology, Bio-psychology, Research Methods.
Paper 3: Issues and Options in Psychology: Issues and Debates, topics to be decided
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