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Psychology A level at Nottingham Girl's Academy

Course description

This course will interest anyone with a curious mind and a desire to learn, about human behaviour.

Course content

The scientific study of human mind and behaviour. You will touch on many aspects of psychology and answer questions such as: How does our memory work? Do early relationships affect our behaviour for the rest of our lives? Do violent media lead to violent behaviour? What causes schizophrenia? Why are we obedient?

Units covered at AS

  • Social influence.
  • Memory.
  • Attachment.

Additional units for A level

  • Approaches in Psychology.
  • Biopsychology.
  • Psychopathology.
  • Research methods

Entry requirements

5+ A*-C grades at GCSE including B grade or above in English and C or above in mathematics.


Examinations in June, to determine progression into year 13. No coursework. Regular assessment of knowledge and understanding throughout the year to track your progress.

Future opportunities

A wide range of degree courses at University. Numerous career opportunities including clinical, forensic, educational, occupational and sport psychology, journalism, teaching, police force, laboratory work, business.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Nottingham Girl's Academy directly.

Last updated date: 04 October 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years