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Psychology A Level at New College Nottingham

Course description

Why do people do the things they do, or think the way they think? How do our brains work and what influence does our environment have on our behaviour? 

Studying psychology will give you an amazing insight into the human mind, you’ll conduct research, discuss and debate the big issues with your fellow classmates and discover the work of the great pioneers in the field. 

Course content

This course is perfect if you want to find out more about the link between people’s behaviour and their environment and enjoy carrying out investigations to look for patterns in behaviour. Topics include: (AS Level) social influence, memory, attachment, approaches in psychology, psychopathology and research methods; (A Level) the AS Level topics listed above plus issues and debates in psychology, and three from the following topics: relationships, gender, cognition and development, schizophrenia, eating behaviour, stress, aggression, forensic psychology and addiction.

Entry requirements

You’ll need 5 GCSEs at grades A*-C including English Language and Maths. You'll also need grade C in Additional Science.


AS Level: two examination papers all requiring written answers.

A Level: three examination papers all requiring written answers.

Future opportunities

Psychology provides an excellent gateway for a wide range of higher education courses.

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How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact New College Nottingham directly.

Last updated date: 25 April 2016

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    • The original High Pavement Grammar School was established in 1788 and it wasn't until 1975 that it turned from grammar school into a sixth form centre. In 1999 the centre merged with New College Nottingham and since then has occupied a prime position on the edge of Nottingham Trent University's City campus, giving our A Level students a real insight into University life, before they've even got there.

      High Pavement is home to ncn's A Level courses and with 30 or so to choose from, our students have variety and choice, as well as great on site facilities, fantastic tutors and amazing opportunities during their time with us. Overseas trips, one-to-one support with UCAS personal statements and guest speakers from the UK's top Universities are the norm here at High Pavement and that's why our students tell us time and time again that coming to High Pavement has opened their mind to opportunities and experiences they never knew existed.