Simply put, psychology is the scientific study of people, behaviour and the mind. It has recently been reclassified as a science subject, and this is reflected in the A level curriculum. Psychologists observe human behaviour, create theories to explain the behaviour, and then carry out research to test these theories. Psychology is a challenging subject, requiring commitment and hard work. Ultimately though, the hard work is rewarded with a deeper understanding of people and society.
Paper 1 - Introductory topics
Paper 2 – Psychology in context
Approaches in psychology
Paper 3 – Issues and options in Psychology
Issues and debates
Minimum grade 5 in both GCSE English & Maths
Psychology A level can lead onto careers in teaching, social care, journalism and research to name but a few