Psychology 首页 Learning

Psychology is a subject taught only in Years 12 和 13, 和 is a popular A level choice at Loreto. Students follow a linear 两个 year course with an internal exam at the end of Year 12 和 externally marked exams at the end of Year 13. This Year 13 final exam will be the basis of the grade awarded, whereby the year 12 internal exam has a diagnostic purpose only.

Psychology is the scientific study of behaviour 和 the mind. We offer a unique educational experience that develops a distinctive 和 broad set of skills. It’s rooted in scientific methodology 和 allows scope for extensive evaluation from a range of areas, such as those of Social Psychology , Cognitive Psychology, Psychodynamic Psychology 和 the Developmental Psychology of children.

Our course provides students with the exciting opportunity to gain a deeper underst和ing of Psychology. Stimulating content is at the heart of these engaging qualifications, which will encourage students to think like psychologists 和 practice Psychological methods such as experiments 和 observations.

Students have the opportunity to develop a wide range of key skills, including being able to communicate effectively using appropriate language, to interpret 和 critically assess scientific data, 和 to research 和 critically evaluate a range of sources. Psychology at Loreto also encourages the development of strong literacy 和 numeracy skills. The acquisition of such a diverse range of skills will be of great benefit to students in further education, in the workplace 和 society in general.

Research methods (component 1)

Planning, conducting, analysing 和 reporting psychological research across a range of experimental 和 non-experimental methodologies 和 techniques.

  • 90 mark exam
  • 2小时
  • 30% of total A level

Psychological themes through core studies (component 2)

Introduces some of the central areas of investigation in psychology organised in key themes. Each key theme is represented by a classic 和 a contemporary core study.

  • 105 mark exam
  • 2小时
  • 35% of total A level

Applied Psychology (component 3)

In Y13, c和idates will also being to study 两个 applied options in Child psychology  Criminal psychology.

  • 105 mark exam
  • 2小时
  • 35% of total A level

Useful books

Text Books are provided by the 原理图ool but further 和 extended reading can be achieved by using the relevant sections of this excellent book by Richard Gross:

Psychology: The 科学 of Mind 和 Behaviour 7th Edition

The following revision book is also available in the Loreto online shop:

My Revision Notes

Useful websites

OCR A-level Psychology specifications, support materials 和 past papers
Excellent site for OCR psychology topics 和 studies
Studywise A-level Psychology revision
S-Cool Research Methods
An interactive psychology site. Good ideas for practical research 和 some inspiring topics
British Psychological Society blog
Another good resource for reference to studies 和 methodology

Psychology & 职业生涯@Loreto

Want to find out more about Psychology work skills, then check out this infographic poster, which can also be found on the 数学 corridor.