The mind is something intangible that exists within our brain; an unseen process of enzymes, chemicals and electric currents. But why is it that some people suffer from stress or mental illness? Or others are considered abnormal for deviating from social norms? Psychology looks at questions like these and more.

We will give you an understanding of the way people think and why people behave in certain ways. You will learn a variety of skills including analytical thinking, improved communication, problem solving and more, which will prepare you for an exciting future.

Curriculum

  • Year One
     > Approaches in Psychology
    > Attachment
    > Biopsychology
    > Memory
    > Psychopathology
    > Research Methods
    > Social Influence

  • Year Two
     > Issues and Debates
    > Research Methods and Approaches in Psychology
    > Option One: Relationships
    > Option Two: Schizophrenia
    > Option Three: Aggression

Assessment

How am I assessed? Three exams taken at the end of your second year. Each exam accounts for one third of your A-Level marks.

Content: Each exam lasts 2 hours and is work 96 marks. The exams consist of multiple-choice, short answer and extended writing questions.

Opportunities

  • Curriculum Access
    You will be provided with full course notes and access to the online text book, which will help you in your studies.

  • EPQ Investigation
    If you study Psychology, you may opt to undertake a Psychology Investigation for your EPQ qualification. To see more information on an EPQ qualification click here.

  • Student Support
    Regular student support sessions are available during the school day and after school.

Future Paths

  • Further Education
    With a qualification in Psychology, you could progress to university.
    Potential courses include:
    > Business Studies
    > English Studies
    > Law 
    > Psychology
    > Sociology
    > Sport and Exercise Science
    > Teaching

  • Careers
    Potential careers you can go into with a Psychology qualification include:
    > Accountancy
    > Business Development
    > Clinical Psychology
    > Forensic Psychology
    > Human Resources
    > Marketing
    > Nursing
    > Occupational Therapy
    > Teaching