Psychology A Level

Science and Mathematics

Science and Mathematics
Science and Mathematics
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


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Closing Date for applications is Friday 12th February 2021.  

Any applications received after this date will be treated as a late application.

What is the course about?

Psychology is the scientific study of mind and behaviour. You will learn a variety of skills including analytical thinking, improved communication, problem solving and many more that will prepare you for an exciting future with the possibility of a range of fantastic careers.

For whom is the course suitable?

The course will appeal to students who are fascinated by human and animal behaviour as well as learning about what makes people tick. Successful students need to be self-disciplined in completing written investigative work and enjoy reading texts about research and theories, which require scientific analysis. Most subjects fit in well with Psychology but the subjects complementing Psychology include Sociology, Mathematics (especially Statistics), Biology, English, Theatre Studies, Sports Studies, Philosophy and Business Studies.

Teaching Methods and Homework commitment:

A wide range of teaching methods are used, including formal deliveries, student presentations, role plays, group discussions, group teaching, as well as opportunities for students to conduct their own experiments. Students must also be prepared to practice writing essays under timed conditions.

What could I go on to do at the end of the course?

A-level Psychology gives students a very good foundation in a variety of degree courses. According to, the top seven degree courses taken by students who have an A-level in Psychology are: Psychology, English, Sociology, Business, Teaching, Sport and Exercise Science and Law.  Studying psychology at university can give you a whole host of exciting career options, including : Marketing, Business development, Accountancy, Human resources, Forensic psychology, Occupational therapy, Clinical psychology, Nursing & Teaching.

Method of Study and Assessment

A Level course

Paper 1 – Introductory topics in Psychology

Memory,Social influence, Attachment, Psychopathology

Written Paper—2 hours       33.3%  of A Level

Paper 2 – Psychology in Context

Approaches in Psychology, Biopsychology,  Research methods

Written Paper  - 2 hours       33.3% of A Level

Paper3 – Issues & Debates in Psychology & Options in Psychology

Gender, Aggression, Schizophrenia, issues and debates

Written Paper  -  2 hours      33.3% of A Level


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