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Psychology A Level at The Petchey Academy

Course description

Year 1

  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Biological Approach
  • Learning Approach
  • Research methods with Issues & Debates


Year 2

  • Criminal Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Research Methods with Issues and debates

Exams taken at the end of Year 13

Paper 1: Foundation of Psychology. Exam paper 2 hours (90 marks)

Paper 2: Applications of Psychology. Exam paper 2 hours (90 marks)

Entry requirements

If you are already studying Psychology at GCSE, you should have at least a B grade by the end of Year 11 for Psychology.

If you did not study Psychology as a GCSE but wish to study Psychology, you will need to have a B grade in English Language and Maths by the end of Year 11

Future opportunities

Psychology offers a wide variety of careers. These include:

  • Therapists
  • Counsellors
  • Teachers/Lecturers
  • Forensic Psychologists
  • Occupational Psychologist
  • Educational Psychologist

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Petchey Academy directly.

Last updated date: 04 April 2017
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