You will study a variety of areas within the subject including social influence, mental health, how individuals develop from birth and the way that biological factors can influence behaviour. There will also be a lot of emphasis on understanding how understanding psychologists conduct their work - carrying out investigations through experiments, observation and questionnaires and then how they work out the significance of their findings.
The topics you will cover if you do the AS level only are:
- Social influence
- Approaches in psychology
- Research methods
If you choose to do the full A level you will study all of the above plus -
- Issues and debates in psychology
- Forensic psychology
Psychology lessons involve a wide variety of activities including class discussion, small group work, reading, videos and short lectures from the teacher.