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Psychology A Level at Aylesbury High School

Course description

Why study Psychology?

Psychology is the scientific study of mind, behaviour and experience. It aims to offer academic explanations and insight into the behaviour and mental processes that are part of our everyday experiences.

It is particularly useful for anybody who wants to know more about why people behave, think and feel as they do. It offers an ideal introduction for those who are interested in studying Psychology at degree level and is also useful for those who wish to work in the healthcare field.

Psychology degrees can lead to careers in many areas, including health and caring professions, management, education, criminology, media studies, marketing and advertising.

Course content

There are eight compulsory modules plus three options:

Module 1 Social Influence

Module 2 Memory

Module 3 Attachment

Module 4 Approaches in Psychology

Module 5 Psychopathology

Module 6 Research methods

Module 7 Biopsychology

Module 8 Issues and Debates

Option 1 Relationships

Option 2 Schizophrenia

Option 3 Forensic Psychology

Entry requirements

Psychology is part of the science curriculum area and you will need at least a 6 in Biology or a 6, 6 in Science if you have taken a double science qualification.


Paper 1 Modules 1, 2, 3 & 5 2 hours

Paper 2 Modules 4, 6 & 7 2 hours

Paper 3 Module 8 and Options 2 hours

Each paper will consist of multiple choice, short answer and extended writing sections.

Financial information

There are currently no additional costs but we hope to arrange a revision conference (approx. cost £20 - £25) and a Research Day (approx. cost £20 - £25)

Further information

Psychology is a wide and diverse subject that focuses upon explaining human behaviour through a scientific focus. It is a fascinating and popular subject with the opportunity to explore key features of everyday life that are of direct relevance and interest to students.

Psychology supports applications for almost any science-based university course and an equally wide range of humanities courses. It also develops the transferable skills and key skills that employers are looking for and can lead to a very wide range of employment opportunities.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 22 November 2018

Key information

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