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

Overview

Summary of skills students gain by studying this subject

Psychology is the scientific study of the human mind and behaviour. Students will be exploring a fascinating and useful subject in which employability, research skills, practical application and personal development are embedded. The course covers an array of interesting topics from why people might commit evil acts to what might lead to the development of an eating disorder. It emphasises the use of psychology in the real world and involves school trips to see these topics brought to life. Students will study all of the core areas of this diverse subject and then have the opportunity to look at more specialist areas of psychology such as gender, eating behaviour and forensic psychology.

Details

Potential Topics that will be studied


        Introductory topics in psychology 

  • Social influence
  • Memory
  • Attachment
  • Psychopathology                     

        Psychology in context

  • Approaches in psychology
  • Biopsychology
  • Research methods   

        Issues and options in psychology

  • Issues and debates in psychology
  • Gender
  • Eating Behaviour
  • Forensic Psychology
                          

How will it be delivered?

Assessment

This course is wholly assessed through examination. There will be three two hour papers at the end of the course (each worth 33.3% of the A level).


Entry requirements

Additional Course Entry Requirements

Students need to achieve 5 GCSEs at grade 5 and above, including mathematics and English, as well as a grade 6 or higher in science (or biology specifically)

Your next steps...

Progression and career opportunities

Psychology A Level is relevant to many jobs, particularly those dealing with people. These include health and social care, childcare, customer service, the police and other emergency services, armed forces, advertising, sales, market research, personnel management and many others.

Many choose to study psychology at university, with opportunities for further professional training in clinical, educational, forensic, organisational and counselling psychology.