Ever wondered if prison really does change criminal behaviour? Or why some people conform? Or perhaps if the experiences you had before the age of five really do shape the person you are today? Psychology is the science of the human mind and behaviour, and includes the study of mental health and social change.

You will study:

  • Social Influence
  • Memory
  • Attachment
  • Approaches in Psychology
  • Bio-psychology
  • Psychopathology
  • Research methods


  • Relationships
  • Stress
  • Addiction

This course is 100% exams based.

You will study in a variety of ways. These will include:

In class activities, worksheets, quizzes, games, practise exam questions, practical research activities, extended reading, tests, group work and independent study. You will be provided with topic booklets which you will be expected to complete both in and outside of class. We also organise industry visits that are relevant to your subjects and, where possible, subject specific conferences.

Example job roles in:

  • Forensic Psychologist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Nurse
  • Teacher

Studying further degrees in:

  • Psychology
  • Criminology
  • Sociology
  • Teaching
  • Law

This is a linear subject which means it is examined externally entirely at the end of year two. There will be end of year exams in June of your first year which will determine your progress and whether you can enter the second year.

During the two years of study, you will be regularly assessed under test conditions to practise being able to understand and respond to the questions asked in the correct time allocation so that you are fully prepared for the final exams. There is an assessment calendar for A levels which includes timed assessment every 4 to 5 weeks.

Feedback gained from these assessments will help you to develop your skills, target your revision and where necessary enable us to provide additional support.

Psychology is a scientific based subject and as such will require you to look at research and apply scientific approaches. There will also be a maths element.

APS of 44* and 5 GCSEs at grades 5/C or above including Maths, and grade 6/B or above in English and science.

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The APS (Average Point Score) of 40 = an average of grade C in all GCSEs taken. BTEC equivalents are not accepted.

For Admission

Department : A Levels
Level : Level 3
Starts : 09 September, 2019
Duration : 2 Years Full Time
Course Code : ALPHYAP

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