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Psychology A2 Level at Grantham College

Course description

Psychology is a useful subject for both Higher Education courses and careers in a wide range of areas, such as clinical psychology, nursing, social work, teaching, management and journalism.

Courses are taught by subject specialists, some of whom are experienced examiners for their subject. This gives them an insight into how to assess students’ responses with a view to maximising student potential.

Course content

Year 1. Introductory Topics in Psychology (Social Influence, Memory, Attachment), Psychology in Context (Approaches in Psychology & Biopsychology, Psychopathology; Research Methods).

Year 2. Introductory Topics in Psychology (as above); Psychology in Context (as above); Issues and options in Psychology (Issues and Debates in Psychology, Cognition and Development, Schizophrenia, Forensic Psychology)

Entry requirements

No previous knowledge of the subject is required. However, GCSE English Grade B and Maths at Grade C or above are essential. (Applicants without a grade B in English will be considered on an individual basis based on their overall GCSE exam results.) Applicants wishing to continue to the A2 year would be expected to get at least a grade D in the AS year of the course.


3 exams (2 hours each)

  • Paper 1: Psychology in Context (33%)
  • Paper 2: Introductory Topics in Psychology (33%)
  • Paper 3: Issues and options in Psychology (33%)

Financial information

Full Time Further Education courses are free for those who are under 19 on 31 August of the year they start their course.  Exam resit fees may apply if and when applicable.

Future opportunities

Successful completion of this course may enable you to progress to a course at a higher level and may support employment.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 29 November 2016
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