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Psychology GCE A Level 3 at Oasis Academy Isle of Sheppey

Course description

Psychology is the scientific study of the human mind and behaviour.  It aims to develop an understanding of psychological theories, research, terminology, concepts, approaches, methods and application.  Students will develop skills of critical analysis, interpretation and evaluation, as well as an understanding of different areas of psychology, including the core areas of cognitive, social, developmental and biological pscyhology; individual differences and research methods.  The course covers an understanding of how to design and report on psychological investigations and analyse data.  Students will also understand ethical issues in psychology, including the implications of psychological research.

Course content

This is a two year A Level course which broadly divides into two sections:

* compulsory content which looks at the various strands of psychology such as research methods, social psychology and abnormal psychology and

* specialised units such as relationships, aggressions and foresensic psychology.

Entry requirements

Students need to achieve 5 A* to C GCSE grades including English, Maths and Science to at least a B grade.


This cours is wholly assessed through examination.  There will be three two hour papers at the end of course (each worth 33.3% of the A Level).

Future opportunities

A Level Psychology is relevant to many jobs, particularly those dealing with people.  These include health and social care, child care, customer service, the police and other emergency services, armed forced, advertising, sales, market research, personnel management and many others.  Many choose to study Psychology at University with opportunities for further professional training in clinical, educational, forensic, organisational and counselling psychology.  Psychology also offers an excellent foundation for Higher Education in Biological Science (in combination with science subjects), Social Sciences, Sports Science, Humanities Business, Law and Education.  it is particularly useful for those wishing to pursue vocational training in social work, education and childr care, nursing, medicine and related areas.  Students will learn the fundamentals of the subject and develop skills valued by Higher Education and employers, including critical analysis, independent thinking and research.

How to apply

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Last updated date: 05 December 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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