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Psychology A Level at Sunderland College

Course description

If you find people fascinating and are intrigued by why people act the way they do, Psychology will capture your imagination and provide opportunities to develop skills in assessing debates and arguments.

Course content

A-level Psychology covers a range of psychology theory including social, cognitive, psychodynamic, biological and learning theories plus applications such as clinical, criminological and child psychology.

Entry requirements

You’ll need a minimum of five GSCE’s at grade C including Maths, English and Science with two of these at a grade B or above.


The majority of the course is classroom based including self guided research. In the second year you’ll also have the chance to study some uses of psychology in the real world.

Future opportunities

This course could take you on to higher education and see you study a wide variety of courses including psychology, medicine, ophthalmic, biomedical sciences, engineering, law, education/teaching, criminology, sport science, and media and film.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sunderland College directly.

Last updated date: 28 January 2016
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      Designed to improve the learning experience it features fully equipped modern classrooms, a river side refectory and patio, open access IT areas, a large open plan Learning Centre and purpose built science laboratories.