A-Level Psychology

Did You Know?

There are more than 400 distinct phobias recognised by psychologists.

Key Information


Two Year Course

Examination Board


"Psychology has taught me so much about human behaviour. Why don't we hear things when we're not paying attention? How can we find out what people's romantic preferences are? This subject gives you a deeper understanding of how psychologists investigate to test their aims and hypotheses. I especially enjoy doing experiments myself". - Elisha Caguiat, lower sixth student



What do I need to study this course?

Grade 5 in GCSE English Language and Maths and grade 44 in GCSE Combined Science.

What will I study?

Research Methods: this component is intended to develop your knowledge and understanding of the process of planning, conducting, analysing and reporting psychological research across a range of experimental and non-experimental techniques. Psychological Themes Through Core Studies: the focus is on some of the central areas of investigation in psychology. There are 20 studies to be covered. Applied Psychology. This covers issues in mental health, child psychology, and criminal psychology. Methodological Issues and Debates: this will run throughout the course and includes nature/nurture, freewill/determinism, reductionism/ holism, individual/ situational and psychology as a science.

What next?

Psychology can lead to many careers including clinical psychology, counselling, educational psychology, forensic psychology, and occupational psychology.

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