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Psychology A Level


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Course Duration

A Level 2 years

Standard Entry Requirements

Plus grade C/4 or above in Maths. Students should also have grade CB in Core and Additional Science, or at least grade C/4 in a separate science GCSE subject.

Assessment of A Level:

All 3 exams at the end of the 2 years

1. Introductory topics in psychology – Social influence, memory and attachment

2. Psychology in context – Approaches in Psychology, Psychopathology, and Research Methods

3. Psychology issues and debates with the following options

a. Gender
b. Eating behaviour
c. Forensic Psychology

All units have a 2 hour exam 3 in total

Course Overview

Psychology is the scientific study of behaviour and experience. It is the study of you, of who you are and why you do what you do. You will develop your knowledge and understanding of psychological theories and studies and enhance your critical thinking skills. Students are encouraged to apply what they have learnt in class to real life issues such as criminal behaviour, eating disorders and obedience to authority. You will carry out investigations in areas such as criminal behaviour, sex and gender and perception.

Career Progression

Careers that you will be able to progress into include Clinical Psychology, Educational Psychology, Occupational Psychology, Health Psychology, Teaching, Human Resources, Journalism, Management, Marketing and Advertising.

Further Information

Our research shows that students who study ‘A’ level Psychology along with science or other academic ‘A’ levels are more likely to achieve a high grade in Psychology. You may be able to go on trips and attend seminars to further your understanding.