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A-Level Psychology


Entry Requirements

6 in GCSE English or in a Humanities Subject, 5 in GCSE Maths, 6 in Psychology if taken at GCSE

Why study Psychology?

Psychologists try to understand people through careful controlled observation. All sciences rely on rigorous scientific methods and in this wav. A-Level Psycology is no different to Biology, Physics or Chemistry. However, Psychology does not study molecules or plants; it studies people, their behaviour towards themselves and each other and how they learn and think. Most of the research that psychologists do falls into one of five aeneral areas: developmental, social, physiological, cognitive and individual ditterences. we will consider each of these in turn, using previous studies to help us understand the different approaches, and how these lead to different theories and explanations. We will also be carrying out some research or our own.

Where can it lead?

Many students go on to study a psychology-related degree, but it will also prepare students well tor other degrees and careers in areas such as biology, sociology, philosophy, maths, counselling, medicine (particularly psychiatry), nursing, nutrition, policing, criminology and forensics. The skills you will develop during the course will be useful for vou no matter what field you choose to enter.