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Psychology A Level at King Edward VI Community College

Course description

Psychology is the scientific study of the brain, thought processes and behaviour. The usefulness of understanding human behaviour means that ‘Psychology’ is used continuously in the real world, in occupations as diverse as the Media and Film industry to Sports Coaching. It is fair to claim that, every day, you have psychology practised on you! It might be through an advertising campaign, the way items are sold to you in a shop, the way a doctor talks to you or even the way your teachers decide to teach you! The AS and A Level courses offer an insight into the key theories that underlie this diverse subject and offers you an alternative way to start understanding the world around you. So the real question is: why wouldn’t you study Psychology?

Course content

The AS Level course provides an introduction to the key theories and scientific approaches that underpin Psychology. You will investigate how we are influenced by social situations, the structure of memory and how it can malfunction, the impact of childhood on the development of a person, and a range of mental health disorders.

The A Level course includes the AS topics but provides an opportunity to study Schizophrenia, Forensic Psychology and Gender in greater depth. The A Level course draws together the two years of study through investigating key issues and debates throughout the course.

Entry requirements

Grade B or above in English and Maths.


Throughout the course , you will be involved in a range of learning activities such as discussion, debated small group work and independent investigation.

Future opportunities

Psychology is valued by all degree courses because it demands a broad base of literacy skills and includes mathematical interpretation of data.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact King Edward VI Community College directly.

Last updated date: 08 February 2017

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