Course Details

  • The mind is an incredible thing, and if you’ve ever wondered about why some of us think differently than others, or why we forget some things and not others, then this A-Level in Psychology is an ideal course for you.

    You’ll explore how memory works and why it often tends to be inaccurate when we’ve witnessed a crime. You’ll learn how social barriers, our biology and our environments can affect the psychology of our brains, and also look at how a child’s mind develops as they grow up.

    In year two, you’ll explore issues such as why some of us are more aggressive than others, and how minds build certain relationships of authority but not others. You’ll take a closer look at human behaviour and mental illness too, including schizophrenia, and debate these hot topics with other students in class.

  • Please Click Here to view the specific entry requirements for our 16-18 Study Programmes.

    Work Experience is a vital part of the course and you will be supported in finding a work placement relevant to your study.

  • A-Level Psychology is assessed entirely by exams at the end of each year, with two exams in year one, and three exams in year two. These will include short answer questions, maths style questions, and essay questions.

  • Along with progression onto a Psychology degree in its own right, with this A-Level you’ll be able to move onto university and study it paired with another subject for a joint honours degree; this includes Philosophy, Criminology, Biology or Ethics, depending on which branch of Psychology you’d like to focus in.

    As it’s such a diverse sector, ranging from Occupational Psychology to Forensic Psychology, there’s an incredible choice of careers paths in this subject. You could work in the clinical or medical industry, or focus on counseling or education. Covering everything from the police force to sports clubs, where you’d like to work is completely up to you!

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  • A-Level courses like this one are completely free for anyone aged 16-18 and progressing from school.

    If you don’t fall into this category, there may be tuition fees to pay. But don’t worry, there is plenty of financial support available to help you afford college. We’ve put together all the different funding opportunities that you might be eligible for, ranging from grants and bursaries to dedicated loans for education.

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