Psychology A Level

Brief details:

Psychology A-level provides an introduction to different psychological perspectives on topics such as memory, social influence and relationships. Students develop analytical skills which are transferable to other A-level subjects. Students are encouraged to develop personal opinions and learn to express them appropriately; a skill which is essential across all humanities subjects.

Preferred entry requirements:

Grade 5 at GCSE science, grade 4 at GCSE maths and grade 5 at GCSE English.

Units studied:

  •       Unit 1:  Introductory topics in psychology
  •       Unit 2:  Psychology in context
  •       Unit 3: Issues and options in psychology

Exam Board: AQA (A)

Course assessment details:

This course is assessed entirely through examinations

Progression and career opportunities:

An A-level in psychology is useful in a variety of different careers. Anyone wishing to study psychology at university in order to progress to a career as a psychologist will find A-level study a useful introduction. It also has application to other careers such as work within the criminal justice system, the media, counselling, social services and any work involving interaction with the public.