Psychology

Overview

Psychology A Level is a science option that prepares you for a huge range of career choices or future higher education pathways. It’s no surprise that Psychology graduates are highly employable as this subject’s focus on human behaviour makes successful students very flexible in the jobs market.

If you’re fascinated by the human mind and why we behave the way we do, then Psychology will have you gripped.

Psychology is considered a science and so you’ll be using your maths skills as well as your talent for English as we explore core elements of our subject.

What we’ll study

This A Level Psychology course gives our students a fantastic insight into human behaviours and thought processes, within a scientific, researched-based approach.

With the guidance of the outstanding teachers in our Psychology department and through the study of topics such as schizophrenia, addiction, research methods and social influence, you will develop a thorough appreciation of the complexity of human behaviour.

You will improve your key strengths of analysis and evaluation alongside your confidence working within a scientific context.

There are also enrichment opportunities during this course. In past years we have taken students on a number of visits, including trips to the Freud and Science museums as well as meeting experts from the famous London Sleep Clinic.

Your future

This qualification will be a stepping stone to many careers within Psychology, such as becoming an educational, clinical or sports psychologist, working as an occupational therapist or as a university-based researcher.

In addition, it will be highly beneficial for any career that involves an understanding of others, such as medicine, dentistry, education, marketing, law and forensics.

How you’ll be assessed

You will sit examinations and be assessed on coursework completed as part of your course.

Factfile

Level: A Level

Psychology A Level is a science option that prepares you for a huge range of career choices or future higher education pathways. It’s no surprise that Psychology graduates are highly employable as this subject’s focus on human behaviour makes successful students very flexible in the jobs market.

Entry Requirements:

General College entry requirements.

If students have studied GCSE Psychology, they must have achieved at least a grade 4 to progress onto the A Level course.

GCSE English –grade 4 or above.

GCSE Maths –grade 4 or above.

GCSE Science. We accept any science subject with a pass that is equivalent to a GCSE grade 4 or above.

You do not need to have studied Psychology before. For further information on Psychology A Level, get in touch.

Contact: Mrs C Royle

Email: clb@holycross.ac.uk

For more information contact

Name: Mrs. C. Royle
Email: clb@holycross.ac.uk
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