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A Level Psychology at Christ's School and Sixth Form

Course description

This course will suit individuals who question why humans behave in the way that they do and enjoy research and investigation. A psychology student will always be focused on the ‘why’ question and will be intrigued by the mind, emotions and the ego. Students should be confident in critical essay writing and have a strong grasp of statistical analysis.



Course content

Studying psychology will give you a unique academic experience. You will initially cover modules which focus on practical elements such as experiments, observations and identifying correlations. You will move on to learning about a selection of ground breaking studies over the last century. The topics of these studies include:

- Memory

- Autism

- Aggression

- Obedience

- Eyewitness testimony

- Multiple personality disorder

- Dreaming

You will also consider the wider perspective of debates related to psychology such as nature verses nurture. You will look into health and clinic psychology, including topics on stress, phobias and forensic psychology. You will also gain an insight into social, moral and spiritual issues associated with psychology.

Entry requirements

Students need a B grade in a humanities subject and B grade in English



AS LEVEL (stand-alone course, one year).

Paper 1: Introduction to psychology

Paper 2: Psychology in context

ALEVEL (liner, over two years).

Paper 1: Introductory topics in Psychology

Paper 2: Psychology in Context


Paper 3: Issues and Options in Psychology

Future opportunities


Completing an AS / A-level in psychology is a stepping stone to gaining a clinical qualification. If you choose to study psychology at university you could pursue a career in the following:

  • Clinical psychology
  • Counselling psychology
  • Educational psychology
  • Forensic psychology
  • Health psychology
  • Occupational psychology

Further information


You will get the opportunity to design and carry out experiments outside the classroom. There will be trips to universities and other psychological institutes.


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: 23 April 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: AS (1 Year) A2 (2 Years)
  • Number of planned places: 20