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Psychology A-Level at Whitefield School

Course description

Psychology is the scientific study of the human mind and behaviour. It will give you a fascinating insight into why humans think and act in the ways that they do. You will discover explanations from a range of different views; the influence of others, biological influences, early childhood influences and views that see the brain as being like a computer. It is a subject that can be studied in conjunction with any other subject.

Course content

Students explore the following topics:

  • Obedience and conformity
  • Memory
  • Early childhood experiences
  • Biological explanations of behaviour
  • Explanations of crime
  • Child development
  • Research methods and issues
  • Mental health
  • Debates

Entry requirements

In order to study Psychology A level, students must achieve at least 5 A* to C grades at GCSE level. This should include English Language, Mathematics and a Science subject.


The AS and A2 courses are 100% examination. Students follow the Edexcel GCE syllabus.

Future opportunities

Psychology is a well regarded, traditional subject for entry into higher education. It is particularly valuable for careers in psychology (child, clinical, educational, and occupational), therapy, counselling, research, social services and law amongst other careers.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 15 June 2015

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