Accessibility links

Psychology A level at Clapton Girls' Academy

Course description

Psychology is the scientific study of the mind and behaviour. Psychology explores people’s thoughts, emotions and motivations. This is a two year course where students sit three exams at the end of the second year of study.

Course content

In the first year, students will cover topics such as memory, psychopathology and research methods. The second year will include these topics as well as covering more advanced topics such as schizophrenia and psychological explanations of stress, eating patterns and gender.

Throughout the two year course there is a consistent emphasis on research methods psychologists use to carry out their research and the statistical data and testing they employ.

Entry requirements

Minimum grade B in GCSE Maths.

Future opportunities

Psychology is a popular degree to take at university and, due to the applied nature of the subject, can enhance prospects in many different careers such as clinical psychology, counselling psychology, educational psychology and research.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Clapton Girls' Academy directly.

Last updated date: 07 September 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years