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Pyschology (Access To Higher Education) at Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form College

Course description

Fascinated by human behaviour and want to find out more?

Psychology is the study of mind and behaviour. It is a rapidly growing subject which pervades all areas of life, from work and family relationships to the normal, and sometimes abnormal, workings of the brain. This course aims to give an introduction to the subject and to develop skills of analysis, evaluation and investigation of Psychology to the standard of university entrance.

To study this course you need no prior understanding of Psychology.

Entry requirements

The usual entry requirement to QE is 5 GCSE grades at C or above including Maths or English. A good number of students study four AS Levels in their first year and to do this we require at least 3B grades and 3C grades at GCSE including Maths and English Language. Students who do not achieve these GCSE grades take fewer subjects at A Level and will be required to do resits in GCSE Maths and English if they have not already achieved a grade C in these core subjects. The College is large enough to have a very flexible timetable that allows students to take almost any combination of subjects at A Level. The advantage of this system is that we can tailor your programme to suit your needs and abilities. We give lots of advice if you decide to apply to the College.

Subject Specific

C in GCSE English and Maths grade C or above

C in a GCSE Science or merit in Applied Science

It is strongly recommended students should have a B in GCSE English and a Science (Distinction in Applied Science)


Unit 1

  • Written assignment – 1500 words
  • Seen end test 1½ hours

Unit 2

  • Project – practical investigation
  • Written exam 1½ hours

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 17 April 2015
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