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Psychology A Level at Bedford Academy

Course description

Psychology is the scientific study of how humans think and behave. It covers a wide range of topics including how our brains work, our memory, group behaviours and psychological disorders. A knowledge of psychology is becoming increasingly important in a range of disciplines: sport coaching, human resources management, advertising, marketing, counselling and teaching. Psychology will also help to develop your analytical, independent thinking and research skills.

Course content

Cognitive Psychology; the nature of human memory and how researchers have investigated differences between long term and short term memory. Research methods; the need for effective research and the methods, research designs and analysis of data needed for effective psychological research; Developmental Psychology; the nature of early social development; Biological Psychology; the body's response to stress, and a range of approaches used to cope with stress; Social Psychology; the nature of obedience to authority and compliance; Psychopathology; the nature of abnormal behaviours through the study of definitions of abnormality and the treatments used in the discipline.


A Level Psychology will be assessed by written exams at the end of the course. There is no coursework.

Future opportunities

Psychology allows for a career in a range of areas ranging from humanities subjects to various areas of science. Careers include psychologist, social worker, lawyer and many more.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 31 July 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years