A Level Psychology

Are you intrigued by what causes our behaviour and what makes us who we are? A Level Psychology is a two year course which will give you the opportunity to look at some of the explanations psychologists use to understand human behaviour and experiences. Students who enjoy and successfully complete this subject typically progress onto a range of degree courses at university including Psychology, Criminology and related subjects.

  • Course Information
    • Course Code
    • Exam Board
    • Attendance Pattern
    • Course Level
      Level 3
    • Study Mode
      Full Time
    • Course Location
      Langdale Road, Leyland
    • Age Group
      School Leavers (16-18)
    • Course Duration
      2 years
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  • Overview

    The course will introduce you to the theories and methods in psychology and offer you the opportunity to look at some of the explanations psychologists use to understand human behaviour and experiences.

    Year 1: You will study the ways in which psychologists approach the investigation of human behaviour, such as social approach, cognitive approach, biological approach and learning theories.

    Year 2: You will focus on the application of psychology to different areas of everyday life, such as clinical and criminological psychology. This will be assessed by three external examinations which cover the material from both Year 1 and Year 2 at the end of the year.

    Course Highlights:

    Psychology Academy

  • Entry Requirements

    For our A Level programme our entry requirements are a minimum of 5x Grade 5.

    *Please note that A Level English requires a Level 6 in GCSE English

    *Please note that A Level Maths requires a Level 6 in GCSE Maths

    *Please note that A Level Biology requires a Level 5 in GCSE Maths and a Level 6 in GCSE Science.

    *Please note that A Level Chemistry, Physics and Geology require a Level 6 in GCSE Maths and Science.

  • How will I be assessed?

    100% written examination.

  • Progression Pathway

    Studying Psychology helps students develop skills that are transferable to a number of jobs and professions, including law, business, medicine, journalism, marketing, advertising, personnel work, management and many more.

    Many of our students continue to study Psychology or related subjects, such as Criminology. Their intention is to become either a Psychologist in any of the specialist areas, such as occupational, child, clinical, criminal or educational psychology, or to work in related fields such as social services, probation or youth work, the police and teaching.

  • National Careers Service

    For guidance about what careers subjects can lead on to please follow this link to the National Careers Service.