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Psychology

​Key Stage 5

​Qualification

​Course Codes

​Exam Board

​A LevelAQA Psychology 7182

​AQA

The vast majority of students will be following the two year linear A level.  There is an option to sit the AS qualification in Year 12 for students who are on a one year programme.

Supporting Your Child in Psychology

We will be following the newly revised AQA Psychology course. Any text books which are tailored to the new AQA specification are suitable to support study in Psychology.


In addition, students who read a quality newspaper weekly excel at applying psychological theory to current issues and debates, and we recommend downloading the TED Talks App (free) and searching for Psychology related talks. These are short lectures given by experts in the field which are current, applied and relevant. For example: 

Elizabeth Lotus the Fiction of Memory

Martin Seligman  On the State of Psychology

Oliver Sacks What Hallucination Reveals about our Minds

Philip Zimbardo On the Psychology of Evil


There are also excellent Twitter feeds that we recommend students follow, including @NewScientist, @PsychCentral, @Psychtoday and @Psychologynews.

There are many films and books that are of interest:
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Girl Interrupted, Poppy Shakespeare, A Beautiful Mind, The Soloist, We need to talk about Kevin.