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Psychology A Level

This is the perfect course for those who are passionate about the human mind and want to open up endless opportunities in a wide range of fields: think public management, counselling, human resources, and everything in between!


The skills you will learn here can be applied to almost all careers. So, even if you’re not quite sure what industry you’d like to work in just yet, you can be positive you will have the skills and confidence to succeed.

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Innovative and stimulating, our A Level Psychology course allows you to investigate the complexities of human behaviour and helps us understand why humans behave the way that they do.

You will develop an understanding of a wide range of behaviours, including the causes and treatments for mental health conditions such as Schizophrenia.

We delve deep into explanations of why people commit crimes and give you opportunities to conduct your own research. You will also keep in touch with the current controversies in psychology, including cultural bias, the ethical cost of conducting research, non-human animals, and sexism.  

How will I be assessed?

The course is divided into three exam papers, which you will sit at the end of your second year. Each exam is worth 100 marks and lasts 2 hours and 15 minutes. •Component 1 – Psychology: Past to Present Questions related to five approaches in psychology, therapies, classic pieces of research evidence and a contemporary debate. The approaches studied are biological, behaviourist, cognitive, psychodynamic and positive psychology. •Component 2 – Psychology: Investigating Behaviour This exam includes questions about how psychological investigations are carried out, including social and developmental psychology, as well as research methods questions applied to a novel scenario. Additionally, you will get the chance to carry out two personal investigations during your course prior to this exam, where you will be questioned on the strengths and areas for improvement of your investigations! •Component 3 – Psychology: Implications in the Real World In this exam you will answer questions applied to three chosen psychological issues as well as controversies in psychology.

What are the entry requirements & where will this take me?

5 GCSEs grade 5 or above, including grade 6 in English Language, Maths and Science. Where will this take me? The sky’s the limit – though it will all mostly depend on what your interests are.

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If you have any questions or would like more information, don't hesitate to get in touch with us. We're here to help you #GetaHEaD and begin your journey in Psychology! 

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