A Level Psychology
Develop high-level analytical and evaluation skills and learn about the science behind behaviour in A-level Psychology.
It's a science-based subject which can lead to many different career paths, from marketing through to cognitive neuroscience.
How you learn
You learn in a variety of ways including discussion, group work, independent study, traditional essays, reading and research tasks.
There is a balance of challenge and support. You play an active part in your learning and there will be a strong focus on your individual learning needs. Classes take place over four days a week between 9am and 5pm. We expect you to be fully committed to your studies and attend all timetabled sessions.
In addition, you have the opportunity to attend trips and visits according to the needs of individual subjects. There are many enrichment opportunities which enable you to extend your learning beyond the bounds of your chosen subjects.
What you learn on the course
You will be following the AQA specification.
Year 1 (AS)
Unit 1: Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology and Research Methods
Unit 2: Biological Psychology, Social Psychology, Individual Differences
Year 2 (A2)
Unit 3: Biological Rhythms and sleep, Eating Behaviour and Relationships
Unit 4: Psychopathology, Psychology of Media and Research Methods
What you gain from the course
You gain the skills necessary for further academic study such as strong report writing and study skills including presentation skills.
You also improve the wider skills vital for success in further study or employment, including self-confidence, speaking in front of others, working with others, taking responsibility and managing your time. By the end of the course you will have benefited from individual support, including advice about higher education and careers.
What you can progress to
With three A-levels you can progress to higher education to study a variety of different subjects at degree level.
A-level Psychology gives you access to university to study a BSc in psychology, or a range of analytical subjects including marketing and business. You may then progress to further study in specific fields of psychology, such as clinical or forensic psychology, which will help you to become a chartered psychologist. A psychology degree can also lead directly to the workplace including entry to graduate recruitment programmes.
A-levels also offer the high standard of education which many employers require as part of their entry criteria onto training programmes.
How you are assessed
Assessment for this A-level is through a combination of coursework and examination.
The examination periods are in May/June There are regular assignments, essays and class based assessments to help you develop your study skills for the next educational step.
Individual learning targets are set each term and you will receive regular feedback on your progress in meeting these targets.
Applicants for A-level Psychology will normally have:
- at least 6 GCSEs at grade C or above, including English Language and Maths, with GCSE Science grade BB
If you are interested in an A-level programme and have alternative qualifications you would like us to consider, please contact us with your details Applicants will be invited to attend an interview and complete an internal assessment. All students will have their literacy and numeracy needs supported within the programme.
16-18 fee: £0.00
19-23 fees: £540.00
24+ loans fee: £810.00
International fee: £1,944.00
19+ concessionary fee: £0.00
19-23 concessionary fee: £0.00