A level Psychology

Psychology develops a range of valuable skills, including critical analysis, independent thinking and research.

Throughout the course students will study different approaches and methods related to the core areas of Psychology – cognitive, social, biological, developmental, individual differences and research methods along with psychological issues and debates.

Compulsory topics include social influence, memory, attachment, psychopathology, approaches in psychology, biopsychology, research methods, issues and debates in psychology. There are optional units including: relationships, gender, cognition and development, schizophrenia, eating behaviour, stress and more.

Exam/coursework breakdown:

The course is divided into three examinations.

Paper 1
Written exam lasting two hours.

Paper 2
Written exam lasting two hours.

Paper 3
Written exam lasting two hours, covering practical skills and data analysis in addition to being examined on the optional unit of choice.

Entry requirements:

5/C Grade or above in Sciences and/or Humanities.

Progression possibilities

Students can progress into a wide range of other subjects at Higher Education.

Pathways for learners at a range of levels, helping you shape but not limit your potential future choices in Higher Education and employment."