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Psychology A Level at Ormiston Bushfield Academy

Course description

 “Until you make the unconscious conscious,it will direct your life and you will call it fate”

~ Carl Jung

Psychology is a versatile subject that compliments science subjects such as biology and chemistry as well as those that require critical analysis and discussion skills such as English, History and Sociology.

Course content


In their first year students will also look at child psychology and social influence; study human memory and eyewitness testimony and get an introduction to Psychopathology, the world of mental illness.

In Year 12, students will be introduced to the basics of psychology, including how research is conducted and the various methods of experimentation. Students will plan and execute their own experiments and evaluate them in terms of validity and reliabilty.

In Year 13 we begin to study the unconscious mind. Students look at specific sleep and eating disorders and develop their understanding of relationships. A significant portion of the course is spent discovering the disorder schizophrenia, including its spectrum of symptoms, diagnosis and prognosis.

The final module is forensic psychology, which focuses on criminal profiling, explanations of criminal behaviour and custodial sentencing.










Future opportunities

Students with an A Level in Psychology often move into higher education to study a variety of courses, from degrees in Psychology and other Social Sciences to Business, Human Resources or Biology.

Psychology provides students with an array of transferable skills that are also sought by many employers and apprenticeship schemes.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ormiston Bushfield Academy directly.

Last updated date: 20 October 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 years