What you’ll learn:

Psychology is the scientific study of mental processes and behaviour.  A Level Psychology develops a range of valuable skills, including critical analysis, independent thinking and research.

The course consists of compulsory topics covering a range of behaviours; Memory, Attachment, Social Influence, Psychopathology, Approaches and Biopsychology.

This will be followed in Year 2 by three optional units looking at Aggression, Schizophrenia and Cognition


How you’ll be assessed:

Informal assessment will be on going throughout the course, using homework, timed essays and pre-public exams.


Formal assessment will be at the end of the two year course and consist of three two hour exams.

There is no coursework.


Where next:

An understanding of Psychology and human behaviour can be applied to most careers.

Further study at university can lead to specific careers including Educational Psychologist, Forensic Psychologist and Clinic Psychologists.