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Psychology A Level (AQA) at Allerton Grange School

Course description

This course is suitable for anyone with an interest in human behaviour. Although you do not need to have studied psychology before you should be able to show an interest in the subject. Through studying it you will discover the answer to questions such as how do we investigate behaviour, why do we fall in love, why do people forget and why do people obey. This is a fascinating course that requires concentration and application.

Course content

This is a two year course where students will learn the fundamentals of Psychology and develop skills such as critical analysis, independent thinking and research.

You will develop a broad knowledge and understanding of the core areas of psychology (approaches, conformity, abnormality, memory, attachment and research methods) as well as focusing on the psychological explanations for schizophrenia and gender.

Entry requirements

Applications are considered on an individual basis but subject areas have their own entry requirements. As a guide you will normally be expected to have achieved a minimum of the following:

Level 3 courses - a good range of GCSEs from grade 4 - 9 including a grade 4 in English and Maths or the equivalent at BTEC level.

Level 2 courses - 2 grade 3s at GCSE

Specific entry requirements for this course are as follows:

Although no previous knowledge of Psychology is expected, students must have a minimum of 5 GCSE grades from 4 - 9 or equivalent including English, Maths and Biology.

You will be required to complete a large amount of homework and private study.


Year 13

You will take 3 exams each lasting 2 hours.

Financial information

There are no costs associated with this course.

Future opportunities

Psychology is accepted as a suitable A level for a wide range of degree courses including Medicine. It is a useful qualification for anyone who is intending to follow a career that involves close interaction with people in any setting.

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 October 2017
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