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Psychology - A Level at Skegness Academy

Course description

Candidates will engage in the scientific study of the mind and human behaviour and in doing so, will develop a broad knowledge/understanding of the core areas of psychology (social, cognitive, developmental, biological and individual differences) through a range of popular and accessible topics such as memory, attachment, schizophrenia and addiction.

Entry requirements

Students will need a minimum grade B GCSE English and C in GCSE Mathematics.


AS Assessment (7181, AQA)

Paper 1 - Introductory topics in Psychology

Paper 2 - Psychology in Context

A Level Assessment (7182) AQA)

Paper 1 - Introductory topics in Psychology

Paper 2 - Psychology in Context

Paper 3 - Issues and options in Psychology

How you will be assessed

AS asessment (7181): there are two examinations taken at the end of Year 12. This will give students the AS qualification. Those who continue to study A-level will do three examinations at the end of Year 13 covering all content over the two year course.

A Level assessment (7182): there are three examinations taken at the end of Year 13 which count for 100% of the total A-level. Grades and marks achieved in Year 12 are not counted.

Future opportunities

Psychology is an excellent qualification and is related to many further educational courses and employment sectors. Students who have studied Psychology may go on to work in research, business, journalism, social work, nursing, the police and many more.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 26 October 2017

Key information

  • Start date: Next September