Type of qualification – A Level
Exam Board – AQA

Course Description

Psychology is the scientific study of the human mind and behaviour: how we think, feel, act and interact individually and in groups. In A level Psychology we learn about each of the approaches to explaining the way your thoughts and feelings act and interact – what makes you, ‘you’.

Students studying Psychology at A level have gone on to study the subject at degree level and see the subject as an ideal stepping stone to this additional study. It also complements other subjects incredibly well; if you’re looking at completing a mostly scientific programme, it acts as an excellent addition but equally complements humanities and arts subjects.

A level Psychology is designed to give you an introduction to a broad range of topics in the field, and provides the basis for a number of engaging debates on what is at the heart of human nature.

If you have an interest in what makes us ‘tick’, and a fascination with why people behave in the way they do then Psychology is the ideal subject for you.

Interesting fact about studying this at S6C

Psychology students from S6C have attended a conference in London, meeting the inspirational and groundbreaking psychologist, Elizabeth Loftus. This world-renowned researcher explained her research and it really brought the topic of ‘eyewitness testimony’ to life for everyone who attended.

Entry Requirements

To study this course you need to meet the overall entry requirements on page Pathway 1 or 2 including a grade 5 or above in GCSE English and Maths.


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Psychology Course Handout