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A Levels

A-Level Psychology

  • Course Type: A Level

What can this course lead to?

Example job roles in:

  • Forensic Psychologist
  • Marketing
  • Business Development
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Nurse
  • Teacher
  • Human Resources

Studying further degrees in:

  • Psychology
  • Criminology
  • Sociology
  • Teaching
  • Law
  • Accountacy

Who is it for?

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

What is covered?

You will cover the following topic areas:

  • Introductory topics in psychology: learn about conformity, social norms, how the mind remembers and forgets and how children form attachments
  • Psychology in context: learn more about the different approaches in psychology and how to design and conduct your own research.

In the second year of the A-level you’ll deepen your understanding of human behaviour. You’ll study additional topics under Approaches in psychology, Biopsychology, Research methods and Issues and debates in psychology.

 

You then choose three further topics; one from each of three option groups.

  • Issues and options in psychology: you’ll learn more about psychological concepts, research methods and ethical issues.
  • Issues and debates in psychology: learn about the fascinating tendencies of human behaviour, with options looking into gender differences and the criminal mind.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The standard requirement for A Levels at Stamford College is 5 GCSEs at Grade 5/C or above as a minimum for humanities subjects and 6/B in maths for all science subjects.

Each A Level subject has its own additional entry requirements, please see below

Minimum grade 5/C or above in maths, grade 5/C or above in science and grade 6/B or above in an essay based subject.

We offer an online interview which will explain the A Level programme and also allow for an informal chat with the tutor for each subject before an offer to study with us can be made to you. We will review each application on a case-by-case basis to ensure you get a place on the course most suitable for you.

Start date: 02/09/2024

Course Code
SAL3AL4AF-PS
Duration
2 Years

Full-time courses are fully funded for 16 to 18-year-olds. For age 19+, various funding options are available.

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