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Psychology A level at Haslingden High School, Specialist Arts, Maths and Computing College

Course description

Psychology A-level provides an introduction to different psychological perspectives on topics such as memory, social influence and relationships. Students develop analytical skills which are transferable to other A-level subjects. Students are encouraged to develop personal opinions and learn to express them appropriately; a skill which is essential across all humanities subjects.

Course content

- Unit 1: Introductory topics in psychology
- Unit 2: Psychology in context
- Unit 3: Issues and options in psychology

Entry requirements

Grade B at GCSE Science, grade 4 at GCSE Maths and grade 5 at GCSE English. Also, grade B at Sociology where students have taken this option at GCSE.


This course is assessed entirely through examinations

Future opportunities

An A-level in Psychology is useful in a variety of different careers. Anyone wishing to study Psychology at university in order to progress to a career as a psychologist will find A level study a useful introduction. Psychology also has application to other careers such as work within the criminal justice system, the media, counselling, social services and any work involving interaction with the public.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Haslingden High School, Specialist Arts, Maths and Computing College directly.

Last updated date: 07 February 2017
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