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Psychology A2 Level at Samuel Lister Academy

Course description

Psychology develops your critical thinking skills, a key feature of higher education. Psychology is a science which uses cutting edge research that has real world applications, from artificial intelligence to social change.

You will learn to look at the world from different perspectives as well as learning how to analyse and interpret data. You will also develop your discussion and confidence skills through developing your ability to put across your point of view fluently.

There are links to biology, computer and forensic sciences as well as other humanities subjects, such as sociology, philosophy and literature. Psychology can be used in a variety of ways not just in psychology based careers. It is used in other caring services as well as marketing and business.

Course content

Psychology is a scientific study of mind and behaviour.  You will develop a sound understanding of the methods and approaches used in psychology alongside demonstrating the ability to utilise the scientific methods in the context of psychology.  Students will learn how to use and apply psychological knowledge and understanding to a range of topic areas.

Entry requirements

5 grades A-C at GCSE including English, Maths and Science


Written and timed assessments.

Future opportunities

Please see above.

Further information

You will need curiosity, an interst in human behaviour, scepticism, a sense of humour, enjoyment of research, motivation, work well under your own initiative, good attendance and strong reading skills to succeed.

For further information, please contact Mrs Majid at Aire Valley School.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Samuel Lister Academy directly.

Last updated date: 26 June 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year