Accessibility links

Psychology A Level at Handsworth Wood Girls' Academy

Course description

Your study of the A2 course will expand on the AS topics which bring together explanations from different psychological approaches and will engage you in issues and debates in psychology.

Entry requirements

A grade ā€˜Dā€™ at AS-level in this subject is required to progress from the AS-level to the A-level. This is an independent learning course delivered through an hour of study each week.

Future opportunities

Universities accept A-Level Psychology as a Science subject and is an excellent foundation for a very wide range of degree courses. It is also an asset to careers in health/welfare, medicine, law, teaching, marketing, human resources, general management, the police and the media. Indeed, there is hardly a career that would not benefit from some knowledge of psychology.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Handsworth Wood Girls' Academy directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
Provider logo

Key information


  • More information
    • Handsworth Wood Girls' Academy is situated within a large green site with playing fields at the front and back of the main buildings.  Unlike many new schools, classrooms at HWGA are spacious, and most teachers have their own rooms and are accessible to support students.  Much refurbishment has taken place over the last two years.  Recent changes have included a refurbished library, refurbished and extended Sixth Form Learning Area, five brand new Science laboratories with refurbishment of the supporting preparatory rooms, a refurbished MFL department and refurbished Health and Social Care rooms.  In addition, the school is equipped with a modern  IT network including a cutting edge wireless cloud network throughout the school.  All Sixth Form students are supplied with their own laptops for study within the academy and at home.  The school has two dedicated Performing Art Suites, a Dance Studio and a large hall with high quality lighting rigs, and mechanised seating that provides a flexible performance venue.