Psychology

Course Summary:

Psychology is defined as “the science of mind and behaviour”. You‘ll be introduced to the central debates, investigate the methods used in research, and apply what you’ve learned to a range of social, cultural and contemporary issues. Psychology is a vast discipline and covers topics as diverse as Mental Illness and Animal Behaviour. Expect to look into different psychological perspectives such as Social, Biological, Behaviourist, Cognitive and Developmental Psychology. You can expect to look at how data can be analysed and how psychologists reach conclusions about human behaviour.

Higher Education Destinations:

  • Kings College London – Psychology
  • The University of Manchester – Health Science
  • Liverpool John Moores – Criminology
  • Sheffield Hallam University – Primary Education QTS

Career destinations:

Psychology A Level is a great starting point for HE courses and careers in areas such as Social Work, Nursing, Teaching, the Police, Counselling, Occupational Therapy, Clinical and Educational Psychology. You will also gain transferable skills, such as communication, reasoning and analytical skills, which will be valuable in many disciplines.

Entry Requirements:

A grade 4 in English Language and Mathematics is preferable.

Assessment Method:

100% exam

Student Case Studies:

Habiba Bidi

“I like Psychology because it’s an in-depth study of human behaviour. It teaches you many intriguing topic areas and provides you with transferable skills; you can use it at any point in your future career and everyday life.W hen I leave College I intend to go on to university and then hopefully follow a career path in the Psychology sector.”