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Psychology A Level at Ysgol Y Strade

Course description

The study of questions such as:

Would you be prepared to injure another person under the instructions of a scientist?

Why does your dog or cat run towards you when a tin is opened?

Can the study of dreams help solve mental health problems?

Can a chimpanzee communicate by using sign language?

You will study how psychologists use scientific theories to find answers for scientific problems by:

  • studying important past investigations
  • studying statutory techniques
  • studying research methodology in Psychology

Course content

PY1: Approaches in Psychology

PY2: Core studies and applied research methods

PY3: Research methods and issues in research

PY4: Controversies, Topics and Appications

Entry requirements

Although each student will be considered on an individual basis for entry onto the course it would be beneficial to have Science GCSE, grade B or above.


PY1: Written examination 1h15m

PY2: Written examination 1h45m

PY3: Written examination 1h30m

PY4: Written examination 2h30m

Future opportunities

A-level psychology provides a useful training for a range of careers. These include market research, social work, teaching, medicine and nursing, advertising, sales, media, personnel management, law and the police. A degree in psychology can lead to careers in clinical, educational, occupational, health or forensic psychology and counselling.

Further information

Examining Body: Edexcel

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ysgol Y Strade directly.

Last updated date: 29 November 2016

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