A Level Psychology

Social Sciences

Social Sciences
Social Sciences
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Alternative Title Psychology
Code 7182
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3

Overview

A Level Psychology explores a variety of topics in order to better understand human behaviour.  Your mathematical skills will be tested throughout your studies and you will develop skills of critical analysis, independent thinking and research.

Details

In year one, you will study topics including social influence, memory, attachment, psychopathology and biopsychology. In year two, you will study topics including aggression, relationships and eating behaviour. 

How will it be delivered?

You will sit three 2 hour examinations at the end of the course, each being worth 96 marks, and comprising 33% of the A Level. 

Paper 1 – Introductory topics in psychology.  

This paper has four sections, each worth 24 marks. Each section includes a range of multiple choice questions, short answer questions and extended writing questions.  

Paper 2 – Psychology in context 

This paper has three sections, each including a range of multiple choice questions, short answer questions and extended writing questions. Sections A and B are worth 24 marks each and section C is worth 48 marks.  

Paper 3 – Issues and options in Psychology 

This paper has four sections, each worth 24 marks. Each section includes a range of multiple choice questions, short answer questions and extended writing questions.  


Entry requirements

GCSE Level 6 in Science and English

Sixth Form entry also requires:

• GCSE Level 5 in English and Mathematics

• Four other GCSE’s at Level 5

Your next steps...

The Psychology course develops skills that can be applied to many different subjects and careers. Many universities now view psychology as a science, and it is a well-respected academic subject. Examples of careers which benefit from having a psychology qualification include counselling, criminal/forensic psychology, educational psychology, clinical psychology, management roles, human resources, art therapy, sports psychology and neurology.