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A Level Psychology at Meadowhead

Course description

A Level Psychology

Course content

Psychology is a Science subject. It is the empirical study of human mind and behaviour. It is about studying individual people and explaining why we think and behave in the way that we do and how we develop.


Year one offers a broad range of topics including a study of babies attachment to their mothers, abnormality and how others influence our behaviour. There is also a research component which examines the methods psychologists use to study human behaviour.


At A2, there are a range of topic based options which bring together explanations from different approaches which engage students with issues and debates within contemporary psychology. The topics include an examination of gender, stres, addiction, biopsychology, phobias, OCD, as well as a research unit.



Will this subject suit me?

This A Level is designed to develop skills of analysis and evaluation through an examination of arguments and evidence put forward by psychologists. You are expected to be interested in human behaviour and the world you live in. The ideal student would enjoy scientific investigation, mathematical analysis of data, discussion, reading new ideas and challenging assumptions.


Good numeracy skills are required due to the science/mathematical nature of the subject.



Good numeracy skills are required due to the science/mathematical nature of the subject.

Entry requirements

Grade 5 or above in English Language and Science

Future opportunities

Most A level students go on to university where Psychology has become a very popular subject with strong links to the other sciences.


As it is a science, many students opt for Psychology as a third or fourth science in preparation for Medicine, Veterinary Science, Forensic Science and Sport Science.




It is beneficial in careers which involve working with people where an insight into understanding why people behave the way they do is useful. Psychology is also an essential part of some teacher training.

Some students progress to study Law or Criminology.



Further information

re can I find out more?

Talk to Ms Shea (Humanities Faculty), Ms Faulkner (Head of Psychology Department) or Mrs. Stubbs.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 14 December 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September