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Psychology A Level at Worcester Sixth Form College

Course description

Psychology is the scientific study of mind and behaviour. If you are interested in understanding why people behave in particular ways, then this may be the subject for you.

Course content

We use a variety of teaching methods and activities to deliver the theoretical concepts and research studies that comprise this subject. You will be involved in discussions, presentations, group tasks and individual work as well as undertaking mini-practicals. 
Throughout the A level course you will learn how Psychologists conduct research, analyse data and generate explanations for behaviour. Everyday issues are also considered at both AS and A2 providing you with a working knowledge of this fascinating subject. 

Entry requirements

  • GCSE Maths grade C or above
  • GCSE English grade C or above
  • Average GCSE score 5.5, GCSE Science at grade C or above
  • Desirable: GCSE Maths, Science and English at grade B


Ability to think critically and to evaluate information.


Assessment is through external exams. All exams are taken in the summer.

Future opportunities

Psychology A level is useful for those wishing to pursue a career in areas such as medicine, social work, law, business, advertising, the probation service and teaching.

If you wish to continue with Psychology beyond degree level, career options include Educational Psychology, Forensic Psychology and Clinical Psychology. 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Worcester Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 18 October 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years
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