The Teaching Academy Pathway includes A levels in Psychology, Sociology and English. Work Experience and enrichment activities in suitable areas form a large part of the programme for students following this pathway - there will be a wide range of opportunities in this particular pathway,
A level Psychology
You will study a whole host of exciting and interesting topics during your course, and look at a number of different approaches to psychology including cognitive, behavioural, physiological, social and areas such as relationships, memory , attachment, sleep, clinical psychology & mental health. You will also be given the opportunity for independent research in an area of psychology that interests you.
Psychology also links well to any career where you need to understand how people think and is an excellent linking subject to teaching or can be studied further on it’s own.
A Level Sociology
You will study a wide range of interesting and exciting sociology topics over the two years and will have the opportunity to develop a broad set of essential academic skills, including the ability to analyse and formulate clear, logical arguments with scope for extensive evaluation from a range of theoretical perspectives.
Sociology is a pathway to many careers and undergraduate programmes in teaching, journalism, criminology, nursing, social work, business, the legal profession and the armed forces; in fact any profession where you have to deal with people and consider their backgrounds.
A Level English
You will look at how to analyse language and further develop skills using new terminology. You will also look at the social factors which aﬀect the way we speak and write, including the impact of technology, gender and power relationships. You will explore the study of English and develop your own views and perspectives.
Your English A Level prepares your for careers that require good communication skills and is particularly relevant to career in Teaching.
We recommend that you have a minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above. These must include a grade 5 in English Language and a grade 4 in Mathematics. It is advisable to be working at level 5 for Mathematics, due to some of the statistical work on the Psychology A Level.