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Psychology is the study of the human mind and behaviour. It is a science with cutting-edge research that has real-world applications to issues in everyday life, ranging from things like artificial intelligence to social change.

You will look at questions like why is it that some people suffer from stress and mental illness? Why do some people fear snakes yet a few think they are cuddly? You will study the impact of biological functions and of social influence on how people behave.

Throughout the course you will develop skills like how to plan and conduct scientific investigations, how to analyse and interpret data, critical reasoning skills and how to put across your point of view fluently.

  • What will I study?
    • Foundation in psychology, social, cognitive and biological psychology, learning theories
    • Application of Psychology, criminal, health and child psychology
    • Psychological skills, methods, review of synoptic studies, issues, and debates.

    *All units are subject to change and may be withdrawn.

  • Who is this course for?

    This course is ideal if you have an interest in Psychology and wish to gain an A Level.

  • How is the course assessed?

    Three written exams covering each component at the end of the second year of the course.

  • General info

    You will be advised on recommendations of specific textbooks and materials that are recommended for the study of this courses.

  • Progression and Career Opportunities

    Higher Education

    An A Level in Psychology provides an excellent background for careers in clinical psychology, mental health, research and development. It also provides a good background for education, marketing and advertising and human resources.

  • Entry Requirements for new students

    The required point score to join our A Level programme is 4.25 across all your GCSEs. This must include a minimum of 5 grade 5s or above including a grade 5 or above in English Language and maths, with a grade 6 in another written subject desirable. An average point score will be calculated across your GCSE grades.

    A BTEC qualification at Merit grade, or above, in a related subject may also be considered in exceptional circumstances.

    All applicants will be invited for interview.