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Psychology A level at Valentines High School

Course description

Psychology is the scientific study of the human mind and behaviour.

Course content

Year 1 Outline

You will study: Social Influence, Memory, Attachment, Approaches in Psychology including Biopsychology, Psychopathology and Research Methods.

Year 2 Outline

You will study: Issues and Debates in Psychology and Research Methods. You will also look at the following options in depth: Relationships, Aggression and Schizophrenia.

Entry requirements

GCSE grade B in English language.


Three two hour papers which will include a range of multiple choices, short answer and extended writing questions. The exam will be sat at the end of the two years and will include content and skills from both Year 1 and Year 2

Future opportunities

AS/A2 Level psychology is regarded by universities as a Science A Level. It also allows you to develop your writing and commentary skills. Therefore studying psychology A Level is excellent preparation for many degree courses. Many students that study psychology at A Level go on to study psychology at degree level. After their degree they may take a post graduate qualification in a particular area of Psychology for example, clinical psychology. A post graduate qualification is the first step to becoming a practising Psychologist. Alternatively Psychology provides a useful training for a much wider range of career options. These include market research, social work, teaching, nursing, advertising, sales, media and broadcasting.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Valentines High School directly.

Last updated date: 05 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years