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Psychology AS & A Level at St Anne's Catholic School

Course description

Whether a student is preparing for higher education or for employment, Psychology will provide a valuable insight into human behaviour.

Course content

The course content is broad and allows students to consider a wide range of issues from how we are affected by stress to how the behaviour of other people affects our own behaviour. Students study psychological theories and scientifi c research in areas that currently include: Why are some people more prone to stress than others? What causes mental health problems? Is the media a good or bad infl uence on young people?

Students will have the opportunity to design and carry out their own practical research activity to experience psychology in action and the analysis of theory and research will help improve their skills of interpretation and evaluation.

Entry requirements

5 Grade C and above at GCSE required (including English, and Maths with 2 Grade B across English, Maths and Science – any combination).


The A level is examined through written examinations.

Future opportunities

There are numerous career options in Psychology ranging from practising psychologists in the NHS, forensic psychologists helping to solve crimes and helping people in a wide range of fi elds to achieve their goals and work at their best such as sports psychology, educational psychology, occupational psychology and health psychology. Knowledge of psychology is also appreciated in many careers where you need a good understanding of why people behave in the way that they do, for example health, education, business and marketing.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Anne's Catholic School directly.

Last updated date: 23 September 2016

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