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Psychology AS and A Level at The Oxford Academy

Course description

As a student of AS/ A Level Psychology, you will develop a critical awareness of human behaviour and psychology through the study of a range of exciting topics.

You will also study how to carry out psychological research, running your own independent practical work learning the scientific processes behind psychological research. You will learn how to write analytical essays using discussion and practical research about these topics:

  •  Social Influence
  •  Biopsychology
  •  Psychopathology
  •  Schizophrenia
  •  Forensic Psychology
  •  Attachment
  •  Memory
  •  Sleep

Course content

A Level Psychology is a great background for a range of degree courses all of which would lead to career development in areas like:

  •  Forensic Science
  •  Social Science
  •  Biological Science
  •  Criminal Science
  •  Nursing and Midwifery
  •  Childhood Studies
  •  Medicine
  •  Police Studies
  •  Counselling and Mentoring
  •  Occupational Therapy
  •  Health and Social Care

Entry requirements

5 A*-C GCSE including English level 5, Maths level 6 and a minimum of grade B in GCSE Biology or Core and Additional Science.

Future opportunities

There are a number of potential careers leading from an A Level in Psychology including:

  •  Working in early years education
  •  Care assistant
  •  Mental Health support worker
  •  Youth worker
  •  Coaching
  •  Community worker
  •  Advertising

Other courses that might interest you include Level 3 Health and Social Care, Sports Performance and Excellence, Sport and Physical Activity Development.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 30 October 2017
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  • Start date: Next September


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      • 3G Dome – the only covered 3G in the county
      • Astro pitch for hockey and football
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      • Physiotherapy room with physio support available by appointment  from  Oxford United physios just in case you need help with an injury
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      • Fitness studio
      • Cricket nets

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