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A Level 

Psychology is a social science and it involves the study of the mind and behaviour. It also involves the examination of various theories and consideration of research evidence. Students studying this subject will be expected to learn lots of case studies throughout the course. Psychology deals with what people do and why they do it. It also examines questions concerning everyday commonplace behaviour, as well as those behaviours that can be considered to influence the quality of life for the individual and those that she or he shares their life with. Thus, Psychology seeks to explain and understand the observable behaviour and the internal processes that make human beings what they are. 


Three written exams: 

  • Paper 1: Introductory topics in Psychology (Compulsory Units 1-4) 

  • Paper 2: Psychology in Context (Compulsory Units 5-7) 

  • Paper 3: Issues and Options in Psychology (Compulsory unit 8 plus 3 optional units) 

Where Next 

Many students become Nurses or Social Workers. Students who study Psychology at University become Psychologists, Teachers and Researchers. 

More Information 

For more information about this course please see the specification below or contact the Sixth Form team.