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Psychology AS Level at City of Wolverhampton College

Course description

During this course you will study:

  • Social psychology
  • Cognitive psychology
  • Biological psychology
  • Learning theories
  • Clinical psychology
  • Child psychology
  • Psychological skills

Course content

The study of the mind and how people and animals behave is an exciting and ever advancing science. If you are fascinated by how the brain works then this is the right course for you.

This A Level will teach you about how people interact, how memory works, the influence of the unconscious mind and the relationship between biological processes and psychological functions. It is an ideal complement to anyone studying a physical science, and will prepare you for a wide range of careers.

Entry requirements

To access this course you are required to have:

    • Five or more GCSEs at Grade C including English or maths and to meet the required ALIS


This is an exam based course and you will sit three exams at the end of each year.

Future opportunities

The skills you will learn from this course will enable you to:

  • Pursue a career in teaching, human resources, police force, counseling, probation services, social work, marketing and nursing
  • Progress on to Higher Education or apprenticeships

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact City of Wolverhampton College directly.

Last updated date: 01 March 2016
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      Also on offer at the site are Pathways programmes for people without any formal qualifications, ESOL courses for speakers of other languages, and short courses for job seekers.

      The campus is also home to CitySixth – the college's dedicated sixth form centre offering A Levels in a range of subjects - and a Higher Education Centre which offers HNCs, HNDs and Foundation Degrees, and also boasts an Engineering Learning Zone also equipped with industry-standard equipment, modern motor vehicle workshops, new performing and recording studios, and well equipped science labs.

      The site has a Student Hub, Study Hub, cafeteria and large free student car park and is on major bus routes.