Psychology A Level

Science and Mathematics

Science and Mathematics
Science and Mathematics

What will you be working towards?

Code SPA20
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


Psychology is the scientific study of the mind and behaviour that aims to explain how individuals and groups think, feel and act. This course will further your understanding of how conscious and unconscious forces guide our behaviour and enhance your knowledge of how and why mental illness may develop including how certain treatments look to overcome these issues.

A course may not run if we do not sufficient numbers or specialist Staff


During your first year of study you will develop an understanding of the fundamental aspects of psychology including the different perspectives and approaches Psychologists might take to explain behaviour as well different methods of carrying out research. In addition to this, you will look at some other key areas within psychology including social psychology, memory, psychopathology and attachment.

The second year of study will allow you to apply the principles of psychology from year one to topics such as addiction, schizophrenia and gender. During this year you will consider how a range of approaches explain these key topics and critically analyse using key debates and supporting and conflicting evidence.

Psychology is a fascinating yet complex discipline that will require a commitment to independent study.

How will it be delivered?

Assessment of both year 1 and year 2 content is by linear examination at the end of year 2.

Additional assessments including internal examinations will be completed at regular intervals throughout the duration of the course.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs grade 5 or above. Must have grade 6 or above in English and Maths