A Level Psychology

Duration: 2 Years
Exam Board: AQA
Entry Requirements: At least a grade 5 GCSE's grade C or above/ 5-9 including Maths and English (Ability to think critically and evaluate information).

To be accepted on the two-year fast track A Level or BTEC programme students must have at least 5 GCSE’s graded 5-9 or equivalent qualifications. For A Levels This must include a grade 6 or above in the subject you plan to study.

Course Overview

Ever wondered how your memory works? Or why good people can do evil things?

If you have answered “Yes” to these questions, then Psychology may be the course for you!

Psychology is the science of mind and behaviour. You will consider the role of psychology and its various applications within society and discover how people behave in groups and as individuals. Debates will include whether humans are a product of nature or nurture.

Course Modules

Year 1 Compulsory content

  • Social influence
  • Memory
  • Attachment
  • Psychopathology
  • Approaches in Psychology
  • Biopsychology
  • Research methods
  • Issues and debates in Psychology

Year 2

  • Gender
  • Eating Behaviour
  • Aggression


Psychology is one of the most popular degree subjects in the country combines well with many subjects including Media, Sociology, Biology and PE.

It is a fascinating and challenging subject, which appeals to both scientists and non-scientists.

It is relevant for a wide range of careers including those in the health services, caring professions, police and social services, as well as in business, education, advertising, media, and law.