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What is Psychology?

Psychology is the scientific study of the mind and how it influences our behaviour. It seeks to understand and explain why we behave the way we do.

What will I study?

The course will cover all aspects of Psychology including: Social Influence, Memory, Attachment, Approaches in Psychology, Biopsychology, Psychopathology, Research Methods. In Year 13, you will also have the opportunity to learn about Aggression, Schizophrenia and relationships.

How will I be assessed?

At A-level there are three exams, each account for one third of your A-level. The three exams last 2 hours and are worth 96 marks each. The exams consist of multiple choice, short answer and extended writing questions.

Who should study A Level Psychology?

If you are inquisitive, open minded and want to know the answer to questions such as: Does prison really change criminal behaviour? Why do some people conform? Do the experiences you had before the age of five really shape the person you are today? In addition to this, if you enjoy data analysis and extended writing, this course is for you.

Students who study Psychology A level often go take the following courses at University: Psychology, English, Sociology, Business Studies, Teaching, Sport and Exercise Science, Law. This can lead to a variety of exciting career options including Marketing, Business Development, Accountancy, Human Resources, Forensic Psychology, Occupational Therapy, Clinical Psychology, Nursing and Teaching.