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Cambridge International AS & A Level Psychology is designed to give students an understanding of psychological concepts, theories and research methodology.
The syllabus year refers to the year in which the examination will be taken.
We have updated this syllabus to make it clearer what students need to know and help teachers create an engaging course which prepares students for higher education.
The assessment objectives have been updated and the weighting in each paper has been adjusted slightly.
The number of papers, duration and number of marks have not changed.
The updated syllabus is for examination from March 2024 onwards. Examinations are available in June and November and in March 2021 for India only. Please see the 2024-2026 syllabus above for full details.
We are developing a comprehensive range of resources to help teachers deliver this updated syllabus.
We aim to provide a scheme of work and other relevant classroom resources. Example Candidate Responses will be available following the first examination in 2024. Visit the School Support Hub from June 2022 onwards for details.
Cambridge International AS & A Level Psychology (Second edition) (Cambridge University Press)
The coursebook offers full syllabus coverage. Students apply skills of analysis, interpretation, application and evaluation for the AS Level approaches and the key studies at A Level. A workbook and teacher’s resource are also available.
Read more on the Cambridge University Press website
Cambridge International AS & A Level Psychology (First edition) (Hodder Education)
Ensure students develop key knowledge and understanding with a clear pathway through the psychological theories, perspectives, and real-world applications at the heart of the updated Cambridge AS & A Level Psychology syllabus.
Read more on the Hodder Education website
From 2020, we have made some changes to the wording and layout of the front covers of our question papers to reflect the new Cambridge International branding and to make instructions clearer for candidates - learn more.
We provide a wide range of support so that teachers can give their learners the best possible preparation for Cambridge programmes and qualifications. For teachers at registered Cambridge schools, support materials for specific syllabuses are available from the School Support Hub (username and password required).
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