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Psychology

Psychology is a highly academic discipline but one that is also part of our everyday life. A formal definition of Psychology is that it is the ‘scientific study of mental processes and behaviour’. Psychology aims to understand human behaviour and attempts to predict how people will react in a given situation.

Psychology is such an interesting subject to learn, I enjoy teaching it by getting students to participate in studies and really get involved in the evaluation of material. All teenagers like to find out about why people behave as they do and it can be applied throughout life at university and in future careers. This makes it the perfect choice for A-level  Miss Hase, Head of Psychology

A Level Psychology can be used in a wide variety of career areas, including educational psychology, clinical psychology, occupational psychology, police work, marketing/advertising, nursing, teaching, social work, counselling, human resource management, speech therapy and many more. Understanding how people work and why they do what they do enables people to become good managers in all areas of work.

Entry Requirements

Ideally you will have a level 6 or above in Biology GCSE or GCSE Science (although consideration will be given to lower grades) and at least a level 6 in Maths and a written subject. The most important requirement for Psychology A-Level is a willingness to learn large quantities of information and an interest in the subject.

Aims of the Course

The aim of the course is to improve students’ ability to evaluate theories and research. We also aim to improve students’ research skills and their ability to apply theory to everyday life. By the end of the course, students will have improved their ability to critically evaluate, which is a key skill for university courses and in the world of work.