Accessibility links

Psychology A Level at The Blue School

Course description

Areas of study for year 1 of the A Level qualification:

  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Research Methods
  • Social Psychology
  • Psychopathology
  • Biopsychology
  • Approaches in Psychology

In the 2nd year of study the additional material below will also be taught:

  • Approaches in Psychology
  • Biopsychology
  • Research Methods
  • Issues and Debates in Psychology
  • Relationships
  • Eating Behaviour
  • Forensic Psychology

To study A level students must demonstrate an aptitude for intellectual enquiry; the investigational nature of the subject requires students to be able to critically analyse evidence for and against an argument. An ability to express ideas clearly, essay writing skills and mathematical skills are essential to the course. 

Entry requirements

5 GCSE’S at A*- C including grades for English and Mathematics as below:

  •          English Language – New grade 4 or above
  •          Mathematics – New grade 4 or above


The full A Level requires students to sit three 2 hour examinations at the end of the two year course which are each worth 33.3 per cent of the overall A Level grade. 

Future opportunities

The course is suitable for any student who wishes to study Psychology or a related course at degree level. The A Level is also useful for any career which involves working with people e.g. management, teaching, nursing, social work, the police etc. 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Blue School directly.

Last updated date: 06 January 2017

Key information