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Welcome to the Psychology Department.

Psychology is the scientific study of mind and behaviour. Psychology is a fascinating subject which has diverse applications in everyday life such as the legal system, education, child care, mental health, relationships and media.

Psychology A-level is taught at Burford at Key Stage 5.


The Psychology Department is led by Mrs Chilton. She is supported by one other member of staff.


Key Stage 5: AQA A-level Psychology

Key Stage 5: AQA A-level Psychology

Psychology A-level, is examined through three papers at the end of Year 13.

Topics covered over the two year course include:

  • Memory
  • Attachment
  • Social Influence (Conformity/obedience)
  • Psychopathology (Mental Health)
  • Research Methods
  • Different approaches, issues and debates
  • Biological Psychology
  • Relationships
  • Schizophrenia
  • Forensic Psychology


The course will be of interest to students who are intrigued by human behaviour, and those who have an enquiring mind. Psychology students will develop skills in describing, analysing, applying and evaluating psychological research, with the ability to make effective links between theories and concepts.

A strong work ethic is essential for success in Psychology. Students will be expected to carry out wider reading within their independent study time and make comprehensive notes both in and outside of lessons. Students must have achieved a Grade 5 in English Language, Maths and Science to be considered for this course.


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