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Psychology A Level at Sandhurst School

Course description

Psychology is the scientific study of the human mind. It examines how we think, feel and act both as an individual and as a group. It is concerned with all behaviour types and the motivations that underpin it. The course is entirely exam based so students need to be organised and be able to offer and support opinion in class based discussions.

Course content

Year 1 topics

  • Social Influence
  • Memory
  • Attachment
  • Psychopathology
  • Approaches in Psychology
  • Research Methods

Year 2 topics

  • Issues and Debates in psychology
  • Relationships
  • Schizophrenia
  • Biopsychology
  • Forensic Psychology


Entry requirements

A grade 5 in GCSE English, mathematics and science.

Future opportunities

Psychology A Level uses a range of research techniques and students demonstrate the ability to analyse data as well as produce factual information in a range of psychological fields. Students can support and criticise studies, showing excellent evaluation skills. This course is a sought after subject by universities because of the range of skills and diverse content. It is an excellent foundation for any course or profession where people are important and need to be understood, e.g. teaching, health care, sports coaching and training, business and enterprise, sales and marketing, law, media and politics.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sandhurst School directly.

Last updated date: 02 November 2017

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years