Psychology

Type of qualification – A Level
Exam Board – AQA

Course Description

Psychology is the scientific study of human behaviour; why we think, feel and act the way we do, individually and in groups. You will learn about each of the approaches which explain the way your thoughts and feelings act and interact—what makes you, ‘you’.

You will gain an introduction to a broad range of topics in the field and also engage in lively debates about 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 this is the ideal subject for you.

What next?

Psychology A level can help you go on to many different degrees such as; psychology, nursing, childhood studies, sport and criminology. Career opportunities include; teaching and education, clinical psychologist, police work, sport, health services and social work.

Topics

Social Influence

Memory

Attachment

Psychopathology

Approaches

Biopsychology

Research Methods

Issues and Debates

Gender

Schizophrenia

Addiction

Assessment

Examination 100%

Additional Activities

Psychology Enrichment Session

London Conference

Student Financial Contribution: Scientific calculator

Entry Requirements

Þ Minimum 5 GCSES at grade 4 or above

Þ At least grade 5 in GCSE English and Maths

What Our Students Think

“I have found Psychology to be a unique and stimulating subject to study. I have also developed beneficial skills such as essay writing and statistical analysis.”

Gemma, previously St Edmund’s Girls’ School