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?

Code 601/4838/X
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


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

Social influence




Paper 2 – Psychology in context

Approaches in psychology


Research methods

Paper 3 – Issues and options in Psychology

Issues and debates




How will it be delivered?

3 x two hour exam papers

Entry requirements

Minimum grade 5 in both GCSE English & Maths 

Your next steps...

Psychology A level can lead onto careers in teaching, social care, journalism and research to name but a few