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Psychology AS & A Level at Blessed Hugh Faringdon Catholic School and Sixth Form Centre

Course description

Psychology can be defined as the systematic study of behaviour and the physiological and cognitive processes that underlie it. It aims to describe, explain, predict and modify behaviour. It is an academic subject with close links to biology and sociology.

Psychology is practical; it offers a vast store of information and suggestions about issues that concern everyone. These range from broad social issues such as how to improve eyewitness testimony, to highly personal ones such as ways of controlling anger or stress. Psychology offers a way of asking precise questions about key issues in society and of testing ideas using a logical and rigorous approach.

Entry requirements

Grade B in Science and Maths is required, with at least a Grade 4/5 in English Literature.


Psychology A-level is assessed by written examination only. Students will sit three examinations at the end of the second year.

Future opportunities

Traditionally psychology students go on to higher education to study areas such as clinical psychology, occupational psychology, educational psychology health and sports psychology others enter occupations such as counselling and teaching, etc. The subject is also very relevant to management training and the business world.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Blessed Hugh Faringdon Catholic School and Sixth Form Centre directly.

Last updated date: 09 November 2016

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