Key Stage 5 Psychology: A LevelAQA
Psychology is the scientific study of the brain and behaviour.
The AQA syllabus covers a range of compulsory and optional topics.
A Level Psychology is assessed at the end of the two year course. There are three equally weighted exams, each lasting two hours. There is no coursework.
Paper 1 Introductory Topics
Paper 2 Psychology in Context
Approaches to Psychology
Paper 3. Topics in Psychology
Cognition and Learning
Key Stage 5 Sociology: A LevelAQA
Sociology is the scientific study of society, social institutions and social relationships.
The AQA syllabus covers a range of topics.
A Level Sociology is assessed at the end of the two year course. There are three equally weighted exams each lasting two hours. There is no coursework.
Paper 1. Education and Research Methods.
This topic explores the role and purpose of education. It examines the education system from different sociological perspectives and looking at why there are differences in achievement between different social groups and how internal and external factors can impact on individual achievement.
Paper 2. Optional topics.
The two chosen topics are:
Families and Households – Students will examine the relationship of the family to the social structure and explore changing patterns of marriage, cohabitation, separation, divorce, childbearing and the life course.
Beliefs – Students will examine the relationship between social change and social stability, and religious beliefs, practices and organisations, including cults, sects and denominations.
Paper 3. Crime and deviance with Theory and Methods.
This topic explores the social distribution of crime and deviance by ethnicity, gender and social class, including recent patterns and trends in crime. It looks at the impact of globalisation and crime in contemporary society, including the role of the media.
Please contact Ms Caddy, Head Of Social Sciences.