A Level Psychology

Course Code: Q100166

Key Information

  • Course type

    A Levels

  • Campus:

    Sixth Form Campus

  • Start Date:

    09 Sept 2024

  • Duration:

    2 years

  • Attendance:


  • Fees:


A Level Psychology

For you if you’re interested in people and the reasons behind their behaviours.

Units include:

  • social, cognitive, learning and biological explanations of behaviours
  • methods used to investigate human behaviours
  • mental health and addiction
  • analysing bigger themes such as nature versus nurture.

Psychology offers an academic approach, looking at the research of psychologists and offering the chance to conduct your own studies. You will develop transferable skills such as strong written and oral communication skills and the ability to use evidence and logic to construct an effective argument.

Volunteering or a work experience placement is a positive addition to your CV. You could also undertake an EPQ (Extended Project Qualification) which allows you to pursue your own research topic.


Did you know?

This course can be combined with additional A Levels or a Sixth Form vocational course.

A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English language. You will also need grade 5 or above in GCSE maths, and grade 4 or above in GCSE science.

You will have a 9.55am start, one lesson in the morning, one in the afternoon and a guaranteed 4pm finish. You will also have at least one morning and one afternoon per week free for private study.

You will take three exams, which you will sit at the end of your second year.

School Leavers under the age of 19 do not have to pay fees on any full time courses, though may have to pay for their second year if turning 19 during their studies. If you’re aged 19 or over you might qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan. It’s easy to apply for and you won’t have to pay anything back until you’re earning over £25,000. If you are studying a part-time course and you receive one of the following benefits, or you depend financially on someone who does, you may be entitled to have your tuition fees waived: Job Seekers Allowance, Income Support. You will, however, have to pay any awarding body/assessment fees (unless you are on a first full level 2 course). * If you are in receipt of Working Tax Credit or receive other allowances, you may be eligible to claim concessionary rates. If you are entitled to a fee concession you will be asked to provide proof of your entitlement. It is essential that you inform us if your entitlement changes at any time during your course.

You could progress to a variety of occupations and careers that tend to centre around people. This could be counselling, education, healthcare or business but extends to the social sector as social workers, therapists or clinical psychologists, and the criminal sector as forensic psychologists within the police force.Ful-tim

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