Psychology A Level allows students the opportunity to see the world through a new perspective and to see the real-life applications of psychology.
The study of psychology satisfies the curious mind and allows us to explore and question human behaviour, asking questions to continually raise our understanding.
Psychology A Level encourages students to develop their knowledge and understanding of psychology and the variety of areas that this impacts upon. The A Level provides a broad introduction to the scope and nature of psychology as a science.
Psychology is assessed by three exams at the end of Year 13:
Paper 1 - Introductory topics in psychology
• Social influence
Paper 2 - Psychology in context
• Approaches in psychology
• Research methods
Paper 3 - Issues and options in psychology
• Issues and debates in psychology
All examinations are two hours long, each worth 33.3% of the A Level.
A combination of classroom study, self study and enrichment activities.
GCSE RE, English, Mathematics and Science (triple or double), all at grade 6 or above.
Higher education, particularly psychology, sociology, RE and law but is relevant for the majority of courses.
Psychology can lead to careers in the following fields: psychologist, health and social care, marketing and PR, management and human resources, education and public sector work.