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Psychology A Level at Nottingham University Samworth Academy

Course description

Psychology is interested in explaining human behaviour. Why do we think, feel and behave the way we do? In order to explain human behaviour we have to provide explanations which are supported with evidence. As psychologists, we need to arrive at explanations through carrying out studies, collecting data and conducting research.

By the end of the course, students will have developed a sound understanding of issues, debates and perspectives in psychology. They will also have the necessary grounding to prepare them for successful progression to higher education, and an awareness of how to apply psychology to their everyday life and the world around them.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs A* - C (including Maths and Science).


Year 1 - AS Level - Unit 1: Psychological Investigations exam, 50% - Unit 2: Core Study exam, 50%

Year 2 - A2 Level - Unit 3: Options in Applied Psychology exam, 50% - Unit 4: Approaches and Research Methods in Psychology exam, 50%

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Nottingham University Samworth Academy directly.

Last updated date: 20 July 2015

Key information

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