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Christ the King Sixth Form College


A Level

"Psychology has enabled me to explore a wide range of topics including cognitive, social and many more. My knowledge of these topics has given me a greater understanding of everyday behaviour in the real world."

What will I study?

No prior knowledge of the subject is required to study Psychology at A Level. Psychology is a fascinating yet challenging subject and a very popular A Level and degree choice. Throughout this course you will learn how to construct logical discussions and how to employ scientific evidence to reinforce your opinions and interpretations. You will also extend your understanding of human behaviour and hone your writing, debating and research skills.

The following are examples of some of the topics that you will cover over the two years:

  • Social Influence
  • Memory
  • Attachment
  • Research Methods
  • Psychopathology
  • Schizophrenia
  • Approaches in Psychology
  • Issues and Debates

What do I need to study this course?

GCSE English (Grade 9-5), GCSE Mathematics (Grade 9-5) and GCSE Science (Grade 9-5).

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is by examination.

Where will A Level Psychology lead me?

Many students go on to study Psychology at university. It is an excellent subject to study if you want to pursue a career in the caring professions such as Medicine and Nursing or people professions such as the Police, Management and Personnel. Psychologists also work in a variety of careers such as Advertising and the Media.