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Sir William Ramsay School

Empowering Everyone to Achieve


Department Staff


Mrs F Rahman

Teacher of Psychology and Philiosophy and Ethics

Mrs G Llewellyn

Teacher of Psychology and Philiosophy and Ethics


Curriculum Overview


A level Psychology (AQA 7181/7182)

Psychology introduces students to the broad range of Psychology topics from the core areas of Psychology. The emphasis is on applying knowledge and understanding, thereby developing students' transferable skills of analysis, evaluation and critical thinking.

Topics covered in Year 12

  • Social influence, 
  • Memory,
  • Attachment,
  • Psychopathology,
  • Approaches in Psychology,
  • Biopsychology,
  • Research methods.

Topics covered in Year 13

  • Issues and debates in Psychology,
  • Relationships,
  • Schizophrenia,
  • Forensics,
  • Research methods.

How is it assessed?

At the end of the two years student complete 3 Written exams; 2 hours each. Each paper consists of multiple choice, short answer and extended writing questions.