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Psychology A and AS Level at The Heathland School

Course description

Psychology offers you the opportunity to understand some of the causes of human behaviour. You will learn that our behaviour is determined by social, emotional and biological factors. Also, we will look at the debates surrounding whether or not our environment shapes our behaviour.

Entry requirements

Students must attain at least 5 A*-C grades including English Language and Mathematics and a total point score of  42+ in the student’s best 8 subjects.



PAPER 1 - Topics in Psychology - Social Influence, Memory and Attachment;

PAPER 2 - Topics in Psychology - Approaches in Psychology, Psychopathology and Research Methods.


PAPER 1 - Topics in Psychology - Social Influence, Memory, Attachment and Psychopathology;

PAPER 2 – Psychology in Context- Approaches in Psychology, Biopsychology and Research Methods;

PAPER 3 – Issues and Options  in Psychology – Issue and debates in Psychology,  3 further options to be confirmed.

Exam papers


Paper 1– Examination 1hr 30mins;

Paper 2 – Examination 1hr 30mins. 


Paper 1 – Examination  2hrs;

Paper 2 – Examination 2hrs;

Paper 3 – Examination 2 hrs.



Future opportunities

Psychology ‘A’ Level is appropriate for careers in Psychology and other sciences that involve behaviour.  It has been used as an entry qualification for a diverse range of university courses including medicine, law and marketing. 

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 01 September 2016
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Key information

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