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Head of Faculty Ms A White


This course will give you the opportunity understand how psychologists explain why people do the things they do.            Psychology is the scientific study of the mind and behaviour. Psychologists study all behaviour including: love, anger, kindness, thinking, breathing, seeing, dreaming, growing up, growing old, and being a parent or a friend. Psychology is also interested in “experience”, what the experience is like for the individual doing the behaviour.

The AQA specifications have been designed to be exciting and challenging. The course includes study of Social Influence, Memory, Attachment, Approaches in Psychology, Psychopathology, Research Methods, Relationships, Schizophrenia, Forensic Psychology, Biopsychology and Issues and Debates.

How will it be assessed?

 A-level Psychology is a two-year linear course. Examining board: AQA.

  • Paper 1: Introductory Topics in Psychology 2 hours (33.3%)
  • Paper 2: Psychology In Context 2 hours (33.3%)
  • Paper 3: Issues and Options In Psychology 2 hours (33.3%)

Where will it lead?

 Psychology is popular and complements other Social Sciences, History and Geography  and can be taken wishing to balance a Science or Humanities curriculum with a Social Science. As an A Level subject can lead to countless opportunities such as Human resources, Personnel Management, Health Care and Advertising. Of course, there are many areas of Psychology too, such as Child Psychology, Counselling, Therapy and many more!

 Enrichment opportunities

Attendance to Conferences and Workshops.

 Entry requirements

 Grade 6 in GCSE English plus a grade 6 in either GCSE Science or GCSE Maths.