Course Info

A Level Psychology

Course content & format

Psychology is the scientific study of the mind and behaviour. The course covers a wide range of topics, including memory, psychopathology, biopsychology, schizophrenia, and data analysis. Running through all topics is a strong emphasis on the scientific process.

Understanding human behaviour can help address many of the problems and issues in society today, such as crime, reliability of eye-witness testimony, treatment of psychological disorders, and brain recovery after trauma.

Psychology will complement just about any other subject. Students who study psychology often also study Biology, Sociology, Geography, Business, English or Physical education.

This course will develop a range of invaluable skills, including critical analysis, independent thinking and research. These skills are particularly relevant to young people and are transferable to further study and the workplace. If you have an intrinsic interest in human behaviour and how science works, then psychology is for you.

Your unique experience

There are a number of opportunities to attend educational trips, such as Chester Zoo to observe animal interaction and how this may be applied to human behaviour

Entry Qualifications

See Standard Entry Qualifications.

5 GCSEs, including English language, maths and science – of which two should be a grade 6 and one a grade 5 minimum.

What can I do next?

This course will allow you to further your education through degree courses in related fields such as, clinical, occupational, educational, health and sport.

A Level Psychology

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