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Psychology A Level at Ripon Grammar School

Course description

Psychology is the scientific study of the human mind; hence we aim to give students an insight into some of the causes and explanations into a diverse range of human behaviours and thinking processes. 

Psychology is offered at A level and the entry requirement is at least 6 GCSEs at grade B or above. Prospective students are advised that Psychology is classified as a science subject and that many university admissions tutors for Psychology courses will anticipate that applicants are studying at least one other science subject in addition to Psychology, In the case of Oxbridge applicants, in addition to another Science subject, candidates should also have studied A level Mathematics.


The A level examination consists of three terminal papers, all taken in June of the final year of the course.

Each paper is assessed by a 2 hour paper, thus each examination paper constitutes 1/3 of the A level.

We work with the careers department to invite guest speakers in to share their workplace experiences with the students. Most recently talks have been given by LEA Educational Psychologists. All students are offered the opportunity to attend annual Youth Conferences- the most recent one has focusing on Criminal Profiling and the role of Forensic Psychologists.

Future opportunities

There are several diverse career opportunities for students of psychology -  Clinical Psychology, Forensic Psychology, Educational Psychology, Health Psychology, Sports Psychology, Counselling, Occupational Psychology Research, Neuropsychology, Teaching and Training. And as a first degree it is useful for a  myriad of other career paths for which a Higher Degree is not a pre requisite – advertising, social work, healthcare

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ripon Grammar School directly.

Last updated date: 09 September 2016
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