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Psychology is the science of the mind. The human mind is the most complex machine on Earth. It is the source of all thought and behaviour.

Psychologists study human behaviour as a clue to the workings of the mind. Everything we do, think, feel and say psychologists take as raw data for testing their theories about how the mind works.

“Choosing A Level Psychology opens so many doors in the working world – if you are somebody like me and are still deciding on a career path, A Level Psychology would be a great choice as it can lead to so many options in the future. In Year 12, the element I enjoyed most was being able to carry out my own experiment. This was fun to complete and also helped me understand certain units further by putting them into practice. If I had the chance to do things differently, it would be to research in advance. Ask your teacher what you will be learning in your next lesson and get a head start so that it becomes easier to listen and understand when it’s being taught.” (Jess)


Paper 1

  • Social influence
  • Memory
  • Attachment
  • Psychopathology
  • Research methods

Paper 2

  • Approaches in psychology
  • Biopsychology
  • Research methods

Paper 3

  • Issues and debates in psychology
  • Relationships
  • Schizophrenia
  • Forensic psychology
  • Research methods

You will be assessed at the end of the two year course through three examinations of two hours each.

Entry Requirements
Minimum 65444 including Level 5 in English Language or Literature GCSE.