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Psychology : A Level at Regent College

Course description

Key features
If you want to take the first steps to gaining a greater understanding of yourself and the people around you then this course is for you.

Course content

Course outline
Psychology strives to understand why people behave and think in certain ways, examining all aspects and stages of life. If you are interested in such issues as why people are independent or obedient, how early experiences in childhood may affect you as an adult, how memory works, what leads people to become mentally ill, and many more, then Psychology is the ideal choice. Students will also learn how psychology functions as a science and how best to design studies in order to test explanations of behaviour.

Teaching styles
Lessons will be very active and students need to be ready to think and learn. Elements of the course will be teacher led but carrying out research, contribution to discussion, working in groups and presentations will all feature. Students need to engage with the material as to succeed on this course psychological theories and studies need to be applied to real-life.

Entry requirements

A minimum of five GCSEs at grade A*- C or 4 - 9, including English Language, Maths, and two Science GCSEs at grade B.


You will sit three exams at the end of the two year course.
These are:

Paper 1: Introductory Topics in Psychology
Social influence
Psychopathology Memory

Paper 2: Psychology in Context
Research Methods

Paper 3: Issues and Options in Psychology
Optional topics including: Eating Behaviour, Aggression and Relationships.

Candidates will be expected to answer all questions which include short answer questions, questions relating to stimulus material and one 12-mark question requiring extended writing.

Financial information

Free to all home students.

Future opportunities

Any social sciences course, but particularly relevant to advanced courses in Psychology, Sociology, Health and Social Care. Careers which focus strongly on effective interactions with others e.g. psychology, health field, teaching.


For more information on psychology check out The British Psychological Society:

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact Regent College, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.



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: 11 September 2018

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