Psychology
Type: A Level
Entry Requirements: To take three A Levels you will need at least five GCSEs at Grade 5 or above in a good range of subjects, including both English and Mathematics, plus a successful, informal interview at College. If you don’t quite achieve these entry criteria though don’t worry, we can discuss your options. Additional entry requirements include: GCSE Science at Grade 5 or above.
Start Date: Sep 2023
Course Overview

Delve deep into the human mind and psyche to discover why humans think the way they do and how this impacts on their behaviour. A Level Psychology will provide learners with a wide range of skills, such as, becoming an independent learner, evaluation and numeracy.

Over the course of the programme, you will cover a broad range of topics, which include looking at research of social psychology, cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, biological psychology and individual differences. Additional topics that you study include issues in mental health, criminal psychology and child psychology.

What will I learn?

• Learn about a broad range of topics within the field of psychology, such as: social, cognitive, biological and developmental
• Study, from a psychological view, topics such as mental health, crime and child development.

How will the course be assessed?

• You will be assessed by external examinations at the end of your second year. This will involve three, 2-hour exams.
• You will study in modern classrooms with interactive learning technology and will have access to up-to-date resources.

Materials and other information

• 100% pass rate with 70.3% of students achieving a high-grade A*-B in 2022
• 94.6% of students achieving A*-C in 2022
• We offer the unique Pre-Professional Psychology programme. This is an extracurricular activity aimed at widening students understanding of psychology beyond the specification. Sessions cover the various degrees and careers students can enter with an A-Level in Psychology and the opportunity to design and conduct psychological research.
• We have teachers who are examiners for the OCR specification, so students will be provided with the most up-to-date feedback and advice on how to best prepare for their examinations.

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