A Level Psychology


  • Course: A Level Psychology
  • Qualification Type: GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
  • Qualification Level: Level 3
  • Course type: Full Time
  • Duration: 52 Weeks
  • Entry Requirements:

    5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English, Maths and Science

  • Available Dates: 02/09/2024 to 30/06/2026
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Psychology is the scientific study of mind and behaviour, attempting to explain why people behave in the ways they do.  


You will discover and analyse what psychologists have found out about key issues such as the structure of memory, understanding social influence and the cause of mental illness. You will study major perspectives in the areas of biological and cognitive behavioural psychology as well as research methods, data handling and statistics. You will also study clinical, health and criminal psychology.

The themes covered on this course are:

  • Attachment theory
  • Psychopathology
  • Social Influence
  • Memory
  • research Methods
  • Biopsychology
  • Approaches in Psychology
  • Issues and Debates
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Gender
  • Schizophrenia

A number of specifications will be changing and prospectus entries are based on information we have to date. This means that course content may be subject to change.

How will it be delivered?

3 x 2 hours exams at the end of year 2

What can I do next?

Psychology is one of the fastest growing subjects in Higher Education.  A Level Psychology is not a requirement for a degree but will give you a useful insight into the subject.  Psychology graduates are highly sought after due to their unique mix of skills in literacy, numeracy and science.  Psychology is also beneficial for work in marketing, education, nursing, advertising, social work, HR and public services.

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