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Psychology A Level at Sunderland College

Course description

If you find people fascinating and are intrigued by why people act the way they do, Psychology will capture your imagination and provide opportunities to develop skills in assessing debates and arguments.

Course content

A-level Psychology covers a range of psychology theory including social, cognitive, psychodynamic, biological and learning theories plus applications such as clinical, criminological and child psychology.

Entry requirements

You’ll need a minimum of five GSCE’s at grade C including Maths, English and Science with two of these at a grade B or above.


The majority of the course is classroom based including self guided research. In the second year you’ll also have the chance to study some uses of psychology in the real world.

Future opportunities

This course could take you on to higher education and see you study a wide variety of courses including psychology, medicine, ophthalmic, biomedical sciences, engineering, law, education/teaching, criminology, sport science, and media and film.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sunderland College directly.

Last updated date: 28 January 2016
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      The £10 million development provides an excellent learning environment for both academic and vocational course for 16 to 18 year old students, and also acts as our ICT specialist centre. It's equipped with the latest technology to ensure students experience the same systems used by industries in the real world and to help get them ready to move in to higher education or the workplace.

      Washington Campus is also the base for our higher education provision, providing a range of higher education coursesfor the region, from HNCs and HNDs to foundation and full degrees.

      There are also impressive enrichment facilities at Usworth with on site football and rugby pitches and a rec room fitted with a pool table, Xbox 360 and a chill out zone.