Psychology - A2

L3 Level 3
Full Time
7 September 2020 — 11 June 2021
City Centre Campus, Cardiff

About this course

The Psychology A2 programme follows on from AS Psychology and should be taken in conjunction with two or three other subjects and the Welsh Baccalaureate. 

Based at our City Centre campus in Cardiff, learners may be able to take this qualification as a part-time student.

What you will study

A2 Psychology covers two modules: Implications in the Real World and Applied Research Methods.

Unit 3: Psychology: Implications in the Real World
Written examination: 2 hours 30 minutes
40% of A-Level qualification

Having learnt about the various psychological approaches in Unit 1, learners are expected to apply this knowledge and understanding to human and animal behaviours. Students should be able to explain and draw conclusions about the possible causes of these behaviours and understand that psychology has the potential to impact on society as a whole by developing methods of modifying behaviour. In addition, pupils should explore five controversies that continue to pose challenges for psychology. These controversies can be considered synoptically and draw on the content from the whole of the specification.

Unit 4: Psychology: Applied Research Methods
Written examination: 1 hour 30 minutes
20% of A-Level qualification

It is necessary for learners to know and understand the methodologies used in psychology and to be able to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of them. To ensure true appreciation of these methodologies, the students are expected to gain first-hand experience of two research methods. Pupils will be required to respond to questions concerning these investigations in the assessment. The second aspect of this component is for learners to apply their knowledge and understanding of research methods to novel research scenarios, making judgements on the details of psychological research.

Course fee per year

Registration Fee Payable on Enrolment: £0.00

Entry requirements

Successful completion of AS programme including satisfactory attendance and tutor recommendation.

Teaching and assessment

Two written exams

Important points

  • The College welcomes contact with parents/guardians of students who are under 18
  • Additional support is available for students with learning difficulties and disabilities
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Key information

Start date

7 September 2020

End date

11 June 2021

Time of day

Day Time

Full Time

4.5 hours per week

Location

City Centre Campus, Cardiff
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Course code

A2CC3F14
L3

Qualification

WJEC Level 3 Advanced GCE in Psychology
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