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A Level Psychology at Grindon Hall Christian School - GHCS

Course description

Brief Outline This course will help you develop essential knowledge and understanding of different area of psychology and how they relate to each other. You will also develop a competence and confidence in a variety of practical, mathematical and problem solving skills.

Course content

Social influence Memory Attachment Psychopathology Approaches in Psychology Biopsychology Research methods Relationships or gender Schizophrenia or stress Aggression or forensic psychology

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements are in line with the School’s admission policy, but at least a grade B in GCSE Maths and English is recommended.


The advanced GCE is made up of three mandatory units with the third unit being composed of a selection from a number of optional topics. All units are externally assessed. You will also have the option of sitting an AS exam at the end of the first year - the AS level comprises of two mandatory units which are also externally assessed.

Future opportunities

Higher Education Opportunities Psychology is a very popular choice for students at university. The majority of psychology degrees are grounded in natural and life sciences; however the subject also offers scope to explore social sciences and humanities courses such as criminology and philosophy. Job prospects With a psychology degree your career options are vast, and those who don’t become trained psychologists often go into related psychology careers within healthcare, mental health support or in other people-focused roles.

Further information

You can download the specification for this course and sample assessment material (past exam papers) from You are strongly recommended to look through these so that you are fully informed about the course and what you will learn to see if it is right for you. Complementary subjects at A Level Biology, Sociology

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Grindon Hall Christian School - GHCS directly.

Last updated date: 01 February 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years

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