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Psychology A Level at Lincoln Castle Academy

Course description

Psychology ‘AS’ and ‘A2’ is the scientific study of the mind and behaviour, so following this course leads to an understanding of humans, which is quite an undertaking. This knowledge can enhance our own lives personally and professionally in many ways. Through Psychology we learn about topics as diverse as mental health, child development, criminal thinking patterns and how others try to influence us in our everyday lives. Students will often find themselves benefiting from their ‘A’ Level Psychology background.

Those students wishing to go on to university will find that Psychology is looked on very favourably because it indicates that a student has powers of analysis and evaluation, excellent writing skills and even a knowledge of statistics. It depends on a student's ambitions and aspirations. Students typically combine Psychology with subjects like Sociology, Business, Forensics, History, Sports Studies and sciences such as Biology.

Entry requirements

Psychology ‘A’ Level is an academic subject and requires a high level of literacy. Prospective students need to be able to express themselves well and write in a way that demonstrates understanding. There is also a small element of statistics. The required entry grades are English Language GCSE at ‘B’ or above and Mathematics at ‘C’ or above.

Future opportunities

There can be no other subject as versatile as Psychology when it comes to career paths. Having an understanding of human nature provides a sound basis for careers in the police force, personnel, social work, education, the armed forces, business, advertising and marketing, psychology and performance athlete training, to name but a few. An added bonus is that ‘A’ Level Psychology provides for entry to university as many courses accept Psychology as a Science because of its empirical nature. For instance, a student may gain admission to a Sports / PE degree with Psychology as an ‘A’ Level instead of, say, Biology.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 10 July 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years