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Psychology A level at Shenfield High School

Course description

This course is for students who are curious, hardworking, intelligent and looking for something new. Psychology is the scientific study of the mind and behaviour. The mind is something intangible that exists within the physical structure of the brain. Psychologists ask questions like: Why do some people suffer from stress and mental illness? Why do some find spiders fascinating and others have a phobia? How does early childhood experience affect you later in life?

Course content

You will gain a broad understanding of Psychological Theories and Research Methods. You will also study Child Psychology, Biological Psychology and ‘Abnormality’.

The topics develop through the course and include: Eating Disorders, Schizophrenia, Gender, Relationships and the Media.

Entry requirements

Grade B in a Science subject and confidence in essay writing (grade B in English Language or Literature).


All examinations take place at the end of the two year course.

Future opportunities

You may choose to use this towards university entrance or for any job which includes research, mathematical, scientific or ‘people’ skills.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 12 October 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years