Psychology, A Level

Social Sciences

Social Sciences
Social Sciences
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


Studying Psychology at A Level allows students to explore the fascinating
questions of how our behaviour and minds are shaped, exploring biological,
cognitive and developmental theories that underpin this exciting subject.


Within the A level framework students will study a range of topics including;
Social influence, Memory, Attachment, Psychopathology, Approaches in
Psychology, Biopsychology, Research methods and Issues and debates in
Psychology. The study of Psychology is based in the scientific world and
requires strong mathematical skills.

How will it be delivered?

Component 1: Topics on Psychology
Written exam: 2 hours
Component 2: Psychology in Context
Written exam: 2 hours
Component 3: Issues and options in Psychology
Written exam: 2 hours

Entry requirements

A minimum of a grade 5 in GCSE Mathematics and English.

Your next steps...

The study of Psychology at A level introduces students to psychological
theories, research, studies and methods, enabling the development of
analytical, interpretation and evaluation skills. Students will also learn how to
design and report psychological investigations. These are transferable skills
which employers actively seek. It is an ideal subject for those who want to
pursue a career in an area that involves working with people; for example
health or the education sectors. A range of degree subjects will welcome the
study of Psychology at A level including: human resource management, law,
social sciences, social work and many more.