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AS Level : Psychology

Social Sciences

Social Sciences
Social Sciences
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code AS/Psychology
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


AS Psychology is the ideal starting point for those who want to work in any career which involves working with people:

  • Police
  • Nursing
  • Teaching etc.


AS Psychology:
  • Paper 1: Introductory topics in Psychology. (Social influence, Human memory, Attachment). This includes diverse questions such as why do we conform to other? How does our memory work? Why do infants become attached to their caregiver?
  • Paper 2: Psychology in context. (Approaches, Psychopathology, Research Methods). This includes questions such as how can we explain human behaviour from the perspective of the main approaches in psychology? How can we explain and treat phobias, depression and OCD?

How will it be delivered?

You will answer a variety of familiar types of question such as multiple choice, short answer and extended writing /essays.

AS Psychology: Students will sit all the AS exams at the end of Year 1.

  • Paper 1: Introductory Topics in Psychology. Written exam: 1 hour 30 minutes (50% of AS level)
  • Paper 2: Psychology in context. Written exam: 1 hour 30 minutes (50% of AS level)

Exam Board:  AQA

Entry requirements

5 Grade 4’s and above to include Grade 4 in GCSE Maths and Grade 4 in at least one GCSE Science subject.

Your next steps...

You could take this course to complement other advanced level courses such as a science or to prepare for the A2 part of an Advanced GCE in Psychology, which could lead you onto higher education to study Psychology or more general higher education courses. With further training, you could go into a job related to Psychology and people such as a Counsellor, Nurse or Psychologist. You could also go straight into a job as the AS GCE is a recognised qualification that will help you develop the skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers across lots of industries are looking for.


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