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GCE A Level Psychology at Bournville College

Course description

Psychology is the scientific study of mind and behaviour. Psychologists approach the study of human beings in different ways in an attempt to best understand  why we behave as we do. Psychology is a multifaceted discipline and includes many sub-fields of study such areas as child development, sports psychology, health psychology, psychopathology, social behaviour and cognitive neuroscience. Psychologists perform scientific and non-scientific investigations and then apply their theoretical findings to explain everyday behaviour.

Course content

A Level Psychology consists of two units in year one: Introductory Topics in Psychology where we study subjects such as obedience, memory and child development and Psychology in Context where we apply the different approaches used to explain human behaviour to topics such as depression and OCD. We also explore how psychologists conduct their research and statistically analyse their data. In year two, we build on and extend knowledge gained in the first year of the course and also explore additional topics including gender, schizophrenia and aggression.

Entry requirements

The entry requirement for A level is 6 GCSEs grade C or above with a B in Maths, English and Science.


The course is examined by three two hour examinations at the end of the second year.

Future opportunities

Successful completion of the AS Level will enable students to gain additional UCAS points.  Taken as part of a package of A Levels, this course can lead on to a degree course in Psychology or other subject.

Further information

If you are interested in studying this course please contact the Advice Zone on 0121 477 1300

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: 08 August 2016
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