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Psychology AS Level at Ashfield School

Course description

Psychology is the scientific study of behaviour and the mind. It investigates how we think, feel, act and interact individually and in groups.

Psychology is concerned with all aspects of behaviour and with the thoughts, feelings and motivations underlying that behaviour. It is both a thriving academic discipline and a vital professional practice.

We are all interested in what makes people tick and how this understanding can help solve major problems in society.

Psychology is a science and psychologists study human behaviour by observing, measuring and testing, then arriving at conclusions that are rooted in sound scientific methodology. Applied or practising psychologists use the knowledge gained from this research in a wide range of settings.

Applied psychologists help people with all sorts of problems, working with them to bring about change for the better.

Course content

Unit 1 Research Methods

Unit 2 Psychological themes through core studies

Entry requirements

Five or more grades 9-5 including Maths at Grade 6 and English at grade 5.


At AS level there are two external exams taken at the end of year 1.

Future opportunities

There are a varied range of career opportunities within the discipline of psychology. Those that choose to go on and study psychology at university could work in the following areas: Clinical psychology, Counselling, Human Resources Management, Forensic psychology, Probation Service or Education.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ashfield School directly.

Last updated date: 10 October 2017

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year