The mind is something intangible that exists within our brain; an unseen process of enzymes, chemicals and electric currents.

But why is it that some people suffer from stress or mental illness? Or others are considered abnormal for deviating from social norms? Psychology looks at questions like these and more.

We will give you an understanding of the way people think and why people behave in certain ways. You will learn a variety of skills including analytical thinking, improved communication, problem-solving and more, which will prepare you for an exciting future.

Entry Requirements

Grade 5 in GCSE English Language
Grade 5 in GCSE Mathematics
2 x Grade 5 in GCSE Science OR 5-5 in GCSE Combined Science

What will I study?

  • Approaches in psychology
  • Attachment
  • Biopsychology
  • Memory
  • Psychopathology
  • Research methods
  • Social influence
  • Issues and debates
  • Research methods and approaches in psychology
  • Option One: Relationships
  • Option Two: Schizophrenia
  • Option Three: Aggression

How will I be assessed?

Three exams will taken at the end of your second year. Each exam accounts for one third of your A-Level.

The exams consist of multiple-choice, short answer and extended writing questions. 

Each exam is 2 hours in length and is worth 96 marks.

What else can I get involved in?

For information on all our enrichment opportunities, please see our enrichment programme here.

Further Education and Careers in Psychology

Courses you could study at university include:

  • Law
  • Nursing
  • Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Sociology

Careers which require a Psychology qualification include:

  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Counselling Psychologist
  • Educational Psychologist
  • Forensic Psychologist
  • Health Psychologist
  • High Intensity Therapist
  • Occupational Psychologist
  • Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner
  • Sport and Exercise Psychologist

Preparation Work

You need to complete these tasks over Summer to prepare you for your studies.