Years 12 to 13 – A Level

A Level Psychology

Examination Board: OCR
Course Code: H567

Psychology is one of the fastest growing university subjects and it is an ideal platform for a wide range of careers.  The course involves active learning and opportunities for students to conduct their own research.

The course is made up of three units:

  • 01 – Research Methods (2 hour examination, 30% of A Level) Students learn about the core psychological methods and have the opportunity to conduct their own primary research.
  • 02 – Psychological Themes Through Core Studies (2 hour examination, 35% of A Level) Students are introduced to the central areas within psychology and study both a classic and contemporary piece of research. Themes of study include; attention, regions of the brain, responses to people in authority, memory and moral development.
  • 03 – Applied Psychology (2 hour examination, 35% of A Level) Students study issues in mental health, child psychology and criminal psychology in greater depth in order to develop a greater understanding of key developments in these fields.

Suitable for students who are interested in:

  • The changing treatment of the mentally ill
  • Why people turn to crime?
  • How the brain functions
  • What makes us obey someone in authority?
  • Why we ‘remember’ things that did not happen?

Leading to a career in:

  • Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Police
  • Research
  • Education
  • Healthcare