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A Level Psychology at Sawtry Village Academy

Course description

Psychology is relevant to every walk of life from early- years development theories to how behaviours and thoughts are influenced. By exploring a range of work by eminent Psychologists, you will discover new insights and understanding of the human condition. The first year of the course is based on comparing and contrasting classic and contemporary psychological research, and considering how the findings could be applied to everyday life. The second year of the course enables students to focus their psychological interest on three key areas: mental health, child psychology and criminal psychology.


Current year 12 comments

“It’s not easy, you need to be switched on and really think about the psychological research. Understanding how and why we behave the way we do is really interesting and worth the effort. I’m very pleased I took psychology because it is really nice to study a subject that is new, yet can be related to other subjects such as biology.”

“I enjoy psychology because it involves analysing research and considering where explanations of behaviour lie in relation to debates such as freewill and determinism. Psychology makes you really think, if you like to question why things happen then psychology is the subject for you.”

Entry requirements

Average points score of 42+ and at least grade C in GCSE English and maths. An ability to express thoughts and interpret and understand those of others is important.

Future opportunities

Psychology teaches you to think analytically and encourages students to keep an open-mind. Psychology is centred on interpreting human behaviour, and such a skill is invaluable in any career. A-Level Psychology is a good choice if you are considering taking Psychology further, perhaps at university. Psychology can open up many doors to other avenues in Psychology, which include: Clinical, Sports, Occupational and Criminal Psychology. It can also lead to other careers, such as teaching, marketing and counselling. 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sawtry Village Academy directly.

Last updated date: 15 September 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September