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Psychology - AS & A2 at The Crest Academies

Course description

If you have ever wondered why we forget, why some people are more aggressive than others, how our brain works, why we copy others’ behaviour even when we know it is wrong and why women date older men, then you have been asking the same questions that psychologists ask! Psychology is the scientific study of the human mind and behaviour. Psychologists attempt to explain why people act in a particular way.

Course content

The course covers a range of interesting and stimulating topics. 

The first year (AS Level) we cover these topics:

Memory, Attachments, Research Methods, Stress, Abnormality and   Social  Influence

The second year (A2 Level) we cover these topics:

Relationships, Aggression, Eating behaviors, Schizophrenia, Addictive Behaviors and Research Methods

Entry requirements

Minimun of 5 Grade A*-C in GCSE including Maths & English.

It is not necessary to have studied Psychology at GCSE to undertake this course.


Your performance will be assessed according to the School’s Assessment Policy. These assessments will occur on regular basis during the one/two-year course on a variety of tasks and assignments. Your performance will be reported home according to the School’s Reporting Policy.

The actual exam:

AS :    Module 1 : 1 hour and 30 minutes written paper

           Module 2 : 1 hour 30 minutes written paper

A2 :    Module 3 :  1 hour 30 minutes written paper

           Module 4 :  2 hour written paper

There is no coursework in psychology

Future opportunities

Course Progression and Careers

A level Psychology is useful in any job as you develop communication, analytical, written and interpersonal skills. A degree in Psychology at university is necessary in order to work as a professional psychologist. Professional psychologists work in industry, universities, marketing, prisons, courts, education, army, hospitals and in counseling and psychotherapy. A level psychology provides an excellent introduction to these specialist areas.

Further information

To find out more about this course / qualification please contact us, or you can ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Crest Academies directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014

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