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Psychology GCE A Level (Cheadle Campus) at Cheadle & Marple Sixth Form College

Course description

Psychology is the scientific study of mind and behaviour. At AS you will develop a broad understanding of the core areas of modern Psychology. These include theoretical perspectives on Psychology and the study of key psychological research. At A2 you will study topics such as relationships, forensic Psychology and controversies within Psychology, as well as research methods and statistics.

Course content

A Level (year two)

Unit Three

This compulsory topic is a deeper exploration of research methods and issues in research, such as the use of human participants. You will also study how to effectively design and run psychological research.

Unit Four

Unit four looks at controversies in Psychology – such as issues of gender bias in Psychology - , topics such as memory and relationships, and also applications of Psychology to ‘real-world’ areas like forensic Psychology and abnormal Psychology.


Entry requirements

GCSE English Language, GCSE Mathematics and GCSE Science at grade C or above.


 Unit three is 1 hour 30 minutes and is mainly stimulus response with one short essay. Unit four is two hours 30 minutes long and involves four 20 mark essays

Further information

Psychology is one of the largest single subjects taught in the College. It is delivered by a team of very experienced and enthusiastic teachers, nearly all of whom are experienced external examiners.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years