Psychology is the 'scientific study of the mind and behaviour' and taking A-Level Psychology will give you a
good grounding in this diverse and far reaching subject. During the two years you will study a range of
topics which consider different facets of human behaviour: Human Memory, Social Influence, Approaches
in Psychology, Psychopathology, Attachment and Biopsychology. In the second you will study the topics
of Schizophrenia, Relationships, Addiction and Issues and Debates. You will also study psychological
research methods across the two years which will involve developing and applying your research and
mathematical skills in designing and conducting psychological research.
The A Level in Psychology requires that students are able to formulate essay responses, and as a science
A-Level there is 25% research methods (including 10% mathematics) requirement. Therefore, we require
that students have obtained a combination of 5/5/5 in English, Mathematics, and Science (Biology).
Psychology is classified as a science A-level and as such many of our students go on to take
undergraduate degrees in Psychology and related fields including Neuroscience and Criminology.
Psychology is well regarded by universities as it combines elements of English, Mathematics and Science
and has links to many applied areas. Universities are increasingly now accepting Psychology as a
“Science” if entry requirements require a science subject.
Careers in Psychology are diverse, from Educational to Forensic Psychology, Clinical Psychology and
Counselling to Sports Science. Psychology develops your knowledge of how and why humans behave in
the way they do and therefore can give an interesting perspective to most careers. Many of our students
have used Psychology to help them in many different career areas including Business, Sport, Childcare,
Engineering, Architecture and Drama.