What will I study?

Ever wondered if prison really does change criminal behaviour? Why some people conform or perhaps if the experiences you had before the age of five really do shape the person you are today? A-Level Psychology will give you an understanding of the way people think and why people behave in certain ways. You will learn a variety of skills including analytical thinking, improved communication, problem solving and many more that will prepare you for an exciting future with the possibility of a range of fantastic careers.


Within the first year of study you will cover topics such as:

  • Social Influence
  • Memory
  • Attachment
  • Approaches in psychology
  • Biopsychology
  • Psychopathology
  • Research Methods.

What does it combine with?

 Psychology combines well with forensic science, sociology, law, politics, history, health and social care, business studies and English studies, which could all be further options at degree level.


Where can it lead?

Career choices could come from: Forensic psychology, marketing, business development, accountancy, human resources, occupational therapy, clinical psychology, nursing and teaching.


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The award is examined at the end of two years with three exams, each one lasting 2 hours, and are worth 96 marks each. The exams consists of multiple choice, short answer and extended writing questions. Successful entrants will secure a traditional A* – E grade.


Entry Requirements

Science to a minimum of 5-5. Maths and English to a minimum of 5