Abbey CBS Newry Grammar School

The Abbey Grammar School
77a, Ashgrove Road
Newry
Co Down, BT34 1QN
N Ireland
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Psychology

Psychology is offered as an A Level. We follow the AQA Exam Board. It is a two year course with three exams taken at the end of 7th Year. Areas covered are (click on the link to find further information from the AQA website) –

A-Level Subject Content: Compulsory Section

1 Social influence

2 Memory

3 Attachment

4 Psychopathology

5 Approaches in Psychology

6 Biopsychology

7 Research methods

8 Issues and debates in Psychology

 

A-Level Subject Content: Optional Section (Choose one from Option A, one from Option B & one from Option C)

Option A

9 Relationships

10 Gender

11 Cognition and development

Option B

12 Schizophrenia

13 Eating behaviour

14 Stress

Option C

15 Aggression

16 Forensic Psychology

17 Addiction

 

Exams:

Three Exams are taken at the end of 7th Year:

Exam 1 (33% of marks) – Compulsory Sections 1-4

Exam 2 (33% of marks) – Compulsory Sections 5-7

Exam 3 (33% of marks – Compulsory Section 8 and one from Option 1, one from Option 2 and one from Option 3.

Each exam consists of
1. multiple choice questions
2. short answer questions and
3. extended writing (essay) questions.

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AS Level Psychology

Students can also study AS Level Psychology. This course takes one year and there are two exams at the end of sixth year. [Students who opt for AS Psychology and later decide to take on the full A Level should note the AS Paper does not count towards the final A Level result.]

 

Compulsory Subject Content

1 Social influence

2 Memory

3 Attachment

4 Approaches in Psychology

5 Psychopathology

6 Research methods

 

Exams: There are two exams 

Paper 1 (50%): Introductory Topics in Psychology. Compulsory Subject Content Units 1–3

Paper 2 (50%) : Psychology in Context. Compulsory Subject Content Units 4–6

 

 

Quick Contact Details

Mr P O'Shea / Mr E McGivern
[email protected]

Curriculum Information

Students who opt for AS Psychology and later decide to take on the full A Level should note the AS Paper does not count towards the final A Level result.

Departmental Staff

Mr P O'Shea
Mr E McGivern

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