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Psychology A Level at Mount Grace School

Course description

Have you ever wondered why boys like war games and girls like dolls? Have you ever wondered why you forgot something a couple of minutes after you were told it? Have you ever wondered why some people are scared of spiders and others are not?

If you have answered ‘Yes’ to any of the above, then Psychology A Level may be the subject for you. Also, if you are interested in how the mind works and how we operate as social beings then this subject will be of interest.

Psychology is the scientific study of human mind and behaviour: how we think, how we act, how we react and interact, both individually and as groups, and the thoughts and feelings behind such behaviours. This course will help you develop critical and analytical skills, as well as skills of scientific enquiry and research.

Course content

You may study Schizophrenia and Mood Disorders, Cognitive Child Development, Forensic Psychology, Approaches, Debates and Methods. Social and Cognitive Psychology: Remembering and Forgetting, Social Influence, Obedience and Prejudice. Psychodynamic, Biological and Learning Approaches: Anxiety Disorders, Gender Development, Freud and Psychoanalysis

Entry requirements

Candidates who wish to study Psychology require a minimum of a Grade B in GCSE English Language, maths and a B Grade in Science (Additional or Biology in Triple Science)


AS (One year) 2 exams, taken in summer term at the end of the year

A Level (Two years) 3 exams taken at the end of the second year.

Future opportunities

Here are some careers that use the skills acquired in Psychology: Barrister, Business Management, Child Care Professional, Civil Service, Human Resources Professional, Leisure and Amenity Management, Management Consultant, Marketing, Merchant Navy – Officer, Personnel Officer, Social Worker, Teacher.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Mount Grace School directly.

Last updated date: 19 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years