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Psychology A level at Bridgwater College

Course description

Psychology is a course for anyone interested in understanding human behaviour. It is a multi-disciplinary subject involving scientific analysis, experimentation, case studies and other research techniques.

Course content

AS level Psychology takes a broad approach to the subject and covers topics ranging from Abnormality and Developmental Psychology, right the way up to Neuro-psychology, Animal Behaviour, Psychoanalysis and beyond. You'll learn about great thinkers like Freud, Skinner and Bowlby and develop an understanding of what makes people tick.

The Psychology team takes great pride in knowing that they prepare students for examinations. Throughout the course you will also be taught the key strategies for success at A level, including extensive preparation for examinations, unique revision methods and guidance from experienced staff.

Entry requirements

Five GCSEs in the A* – C range, including Maths and English at grade C or above.


Students will be assessed through examinations. Preparation for examinations takes the form of regular assignments which are assessed in accordance with AQA mark schemes.

Future opportunities

Each year the majority of A level students will progress onto university. Some will choose to pursue an interest in Psychology, but most will use Psychology A level to prove to admission tutors that they have a wide range of skills. A level Psychology is especially useful as it straddles the boundary between Science and the Humanities, thus indicating the possession of skills in both areas.

Whilst it is true that work in many psychological fields will require further study at degree level and beyond, it is also equally true that employers in a wide range of industries value A level Psychology in its own right.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Bridgwater College directly.

Last updated date: 16 February 2016

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