A-level Psychology

Psychology is the study of the human mind and behaviour. It is a science with cutting edge research that has real world applications to issues in everyday life, ranging from things like artificial intelligence to social change.
Throughout the course you will develop skills like how to plan and conduct scientific investigations, how to analyse
and interpret data, critical reasoning skills and how to put across your point of view fluently.


What will I study?

The topic areas we will learn about include:

  • Cognitive and developmental psychology
  • Biological and social psychology
  • Research methods and data analysis in psychology
  • Forensic psychology
  • Topics in psychology like sleep
  • schizophrenia and relationships

How will I be assessed?

The course is assessed through external examinations. You can choose to take two 1 ½ hour examinations in year 1 or
three 2 hour examinations in Year 2

Entry requirements

  • Five GCSEs grade A*-C/4 -9
  • Successful interview demonstrating motivation and commitment to the course and an initial assessment

What next?

This course can lead to a psychology –related career or a university degree in psychology, sociology or other
humanities subjects. In addition the study of psychology can be a sound background for careers in teaching,
business and marketing as well as mental health work and therapy.

Additional information

For start dates and fees, consult the relevant course guides below or you can request a prospectus by post.

Full Time 2018 Higher Education 2018 Summer Part-time course guide Apprenticeship Guide