Psychology – Course Code 9698
The aims of Cambridge International Examination AS and A Level Psychology syllabus are to provide an introduction to psychological concepts, theories, research findings and applications, to create an understanding of the range and limitations of psychological theory and practice, to encourage candidates to explore and understand the relationship between psychological findings and everyday life, to develop skills of analysis, interpretation, application and evaluation, to promote an appreciation and understanding of individual, social and cultural diversity, to develop an understanding of ethical issues in psychology, including the moral and ethical implications of psychological research, to explore and understand the relationship between psychological findings and social, cultural and contemporary issues, to study psychological principles, perspectives and applications and to improve communication skills.
AS Level candidates take only Papers 1 and 2 (in the same examination session).
At A level the candidates only need to take Paper 3 in order to complete the A Level.
|Paper||Type of Paper||Duration||Weighting|
|AS Level||A Level|
|1||Short answer and structured essay questions, based on Core Studies||1 hour 30 min||50%||25%|
|2||Structured essay questions||1 hour 30 min||50%||25%|
|3||Short answer and structured essays Candidates study 2 specialist options from a choice of 5||3 hours||50%|