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Psychology A Level at Northampton Academy

Course description

Psychology is the scientific study of the brain, the mind and mental processes. The psychologist is interested in all aspects of the human behaviour, both normal and abnormal.

Course content

Paper 1: Introductory Topics in Psychology - Social Influence; Memory; Attachment; Psychopathology

Paper 2: Psychology in Context - Approaches in Psychology; Biopsychology; Research Methods

Paper 3: Issues & Options in Psychology - Relationships, Schizophrenia, Forensic Psychology

Entry requirements

At least 5 A* - C GCSE’s including a minimum Grade 4 in English Language & Mathematics and must have at least a C grade in one of the following: Psychology, Sociology, History, Geography, Business Studies, RE, Physics, Chemistry or Biology.


All Papers – Two hour written exam, 96 Marks, 33.3% of A-Level.

Future opportunities

Psychology is an excellent choice studied in combination with Sociology, Biology and other Science subjects. It offers insight into the human mind and all aspects of human behaviour. Progression through the advanced level will provide a suitable basis for further study in related subjects in Higher Education as well as a valuable preparation for careers in areas where Psychology may be used. Understanding ‘What makes people tick’ and how their mind works are indeed crucial for any aspect of human existence.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Northampton Academy directly.

Last updated date: 15 August 2017
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