Summary of AQA Psychology B

This specification is designed to:

  • develop candidates’ critical thinking skills
  • provide students with a sound understanding of the various methods and approaches in psychology
  • inspire the ability to interpret, evaluate and comment
  • encourage candidates to develop an in-depth knowledge of the core topics in the specification
  • allow candidates to demonstrate the ability to use scientific methodology in the context of psychology

AS outline

At AS, candidates develop a broad knowledge and understanding of the core topics of modern psychology. The topic areas have been chosen for their accessibility and popularity in previous specifications:

  • PSYB1 – Introducing Psychology
  • PSYB2 – Social Psychology, Cognitive Psychology and Individual Differences.