Psychology


Student Quote

"I took this course as my extra option but now it is my favourite of all my courses."

“The teacher uses a variety of teaching methods and you won’t suffer ‘death by powerpoint’.”

Exam Board

  • AQA

Entry Requirements

  • A Grade B in GCSE English and a Grade C in GCSE Mathematics

Module/Units

Compulsory content - Social influence, memory, attachment, psychopathology, approaches, biopsychology, research methods, issues and debates in psychology.

A level options – Gender, schizophrenia and forensic psychology

Assessment

  • AS level Paper 1 – Introductory topics in psychology
  • AS level paper 2 – Psychology in context
  • A level paper 1 – Introductory topics in psychology
  • A level paper 2 – psychology in context
  • A level paper 3 – Issues and options in psychology

Progression routes from this course

Psychology is accepted as a good degree to have in many professions including teaching, law, business and health care.  Many students have gone on to study psychology at degree level and higher.  Other students have used their A Level in psychology to help them get places at Birmingham University and Kings College London.