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Psychology A Level at The Latimer Arts College

Course description

Why Study This? 

  • If you are interested in how animals (including humans) behave
  • If you enjoy thinking critically and scientifically
  • If you are thinking of studying Psychology at University
  • If you would like to gain research skills appropriate for many careers such as business, journalism, sport, media and education

Course content

In Year 12, students will:

  • develop a broad knowledge and understanding of key aspects of the core areas of psychology social, cognitive, developmental, biological and individual differences.

In Year 13, students will:

  • develop skills in more specialised areas of psychology eg aggression, eating disorders, addictive behaviour and schizophrenia.

Throughout Years 12 and 13 research methods and a scientific approach are used to support the programme of study. 

Entry requirements

GCSE English at Grade B and Science and Maths at Grade C


A Level Psychology is a linear qualification. All assessments will take place at the end of the two year course.

Assessments that contribute towards the A Level grade take the form of an examination. Questions involving the use of mathematical skills in Psychology will contribute to 10% of these assessments.

Students will be assessed through written examinations with multiple choice, short answers and extended writing. There is an emphasis on practical research throughout the course and this is assessed in the written examinations as

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Latimer Arts College directly.

Last updated date: 26 September 2016

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    • The Latimer Arts College is a thriving, high performing school and I am privileged to be Principal.  Those in our learning community love contributing to our vibrant and exciting college life, supported by our Arts College ethos. Together we share one key aim: to secureoutstanding achievements for each individual by delivering excellence in all that we do.

      At The Latimer Arts College we place no boundaries on ambition, no limits on aspirations and no barriers in the way of achievement.  We are very proud of our students and to us, every child really does matter: we work tirelessly to make sure that each of our students feels valued, makes progress and achieves personal success so that they can be the best that they can be!

      Siobhan Hearne