Psychology & Sociology

Psychology and Sociology are very popular A level subjects at Trinity Academy. Both subjects are very relevant to students’ lives and, consequently, rewarding to study.

Psychology and Sociology are recognised and valued by colleges and universities. However, both have a strong vocational element, with Psychology being increasing influential in the fields of Sport and Education whilst Sociology can lead to professions such as Social Work and Nursing.

Both Psychology and Sociology are offered as AS and A2 courses.

Psychology AS

  • Memory
  • Individual and cross cultural differences
  • Deprivation
  • Day Care
  • Experimental and non-Experimental Methods
  • Conformity and Social Influence
  • Ethical Issues
  • Stress
  • Definitions of Abnormality
  • Eating Disorders

Psychology A2

  • Interpersonal Attraction and Relationships
  • Theories of Agrression
  • Media pro- / anti- social behaviour
  • Biological Rhythms
  • Schizophrenia
  • Depression
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Gender/Cultural bias
  • Ethical Issues
  • Behavioural Approach
  • Psychodynamic Approach
  • Biological Approach

 Sociology AS

  • Family
  • Functionalism
  • New Right and Marxism
  • Critical Theory
  • Feminism
  • Power and Conjugal Roles
  • Childhood
  • Social Policy
  • Poverty
  • Welfare State

Sociology A2

  • Religion
  • Functionalism and Marxism
  • Interactionism/Phenomenology
  • Sects and Cults
  • Secularisation
  • Media pro- / anti- social behaviour
  • Disengagement and Diferentiation
  • Crime and Deviance
  • Subcultures and Strain
  • Critical Criminology
  • Labelling
  • Statistics
  • Environmental Strain
  • Gender Issues
  • White Collar Crime
  • Ethnicity/Realist Criminology
  • Suicide