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Psychology

Course outline

A Level psychology offers students an engaging and stimulating introduction to the study of psychology, combined with academic integrity and skills that higher education and employers value. 

Course content

The course has a strong element of statistics and scientific research and evaluation. The course covers the core elements of psychology: social influence, attachment, memory, psychopathology, approaches in psychology, research methods and biopsychology. 

Students will learn about the major psychology theorists and their work through text book analysis and group discussions, producing and presenting their own written work.

Entry requirements

GCSE English grade 5 and maths grade 4. A good standard of spoken and written communication is needed.

Course specification

AQA Psychology A Level

Student view

"Since starting A level psychology the behaviour of those around me has become fascinating. Applying our learning to real life scenarios is a great way to enhance our understanding. The research conducted by the famous psychologists is inspiring and I can’t wait to see what Year 13 has to offer." Caitlin, Year 12