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Park Hall Academy

Park Hall Academy

Water Orton Road, Castle Bromwich, Birmingham. B36 9HF

Telephone:0121 748 0400

Fax:0121 748 0414

Contact:Mr Cox


A Level

What is Psychology?

Psychology is all about the study of human behaviour; the study of how people think, feel and react to others.

Through an A level Psychology course you will learn of the different ways in which psychologists have tried to study and explain many different aspects of human behaviour. The course is broken down into a number of distinct components, each of which examines human behaviour from a slightly different angle. The table below shows each of the four units covered over two years, and the range of human behaviours that we shall be investigating.

Exam Board: AQA

Course Summary 

Paper 1 Introductory Topics

Social Influence



Psychopathology (Abnormal behaviour)

Paper 2 Psychology in Context

Approaches in Psychology


Research Methods

Paper 3 Issues and Options

Issues & debates




What skills will I gain from studying psychology?

You will develop:-

  • your ability to investigate explanations for human behaviour with reference to psychological studies. (Behaviours include stress, sleep, memory, addiction and abnormal behaviour.)
  • your ability to evaluate psychological theories in terms of their strengths weaknesses, evidence and applications to the real world
  • an appreciation of the different experimental and non experimental methods used by psychologists to investigate human behaviour.

Where can I find out more information?

Mr Cornell, Miss Vaughan:

See leaflet below

Specialities and Awards