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Psychology A level at The Thomas Aveling School

Course description

Students should be interested in the processes, motives, reactions and nature of the human mind and behaviour.

The AS year includes units on: Attachment, Short term and Long term Memory, Stress, Conformity and Abnormal Psychology. Incorporated in these sections is Research Methods. Students are required to write an exam on each of these units. The exams will be taken in May.

The A2 course includes units on Relationships; Aggression; Biological Rhythms; Psychopathology; Media Psychology and Psychological Research and Scientific Method. The two exams are taken in Spring Term.

Entry requirements

A minimum of 5 GCSE (or equivalent) passes at Grade A* - C, including Maths and Science (higher paper) at Grade B or above.


100% exam. All exams are externally marked by the exam board. 

Future opportunities

A level Psychology is accepted by universities as an excellent foundation for a very wide range of degree courses. It is also an asset to careers in health/welfare, medicine, law, teaching, marketing, human resources, general management, the police and the media.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 20 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years