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Psychology A Level at Bacon's College

Course description

Psychology is the study of the internal workings of the mind and its outward effects. It involves investigating how we develop, the effect our emotions and environment have on our behaviour, what we are afraid of and the impact of chemical reactions within us.

Studying Psychology allows students to be aware of their own internal processes, explore the different aspects of Psychology (Biological, Developmental, Cognitive, Social and Psychopathology) and critically engage with their internal and external world. Students will acquire knowledge and explore the different facets of Psychology as an academic discipline in accordance with the British Psychological Society.

Psychology aims to helps students understand and evaluate psychological perspectives and assess a range of research methods through active involvement in the research process.Applicants will develop skills that enable individuals to analyse, evaluate and think critically about a wide range of concepts and materials.

Students interested in their own and others behaviour will be enthusiastic about this subject. They will need to be comfortable with mathematics as this subject will involve some statistical analysis. Students will be required to write essays, both within their class work and in the exam, with regards to psychological concepts and methodology

Course content


Cognitive Psychology Developmental Psychology and Research Methods

Social Psychology Biological Psychology and Individual Differences



Topics in Psychology

Psychopathology Psychology in Action and Research Methods

Entry requirements

You must have the College’s general requirements for A-Level study with at least a grade B in English, Maths and Science (Biology).



Future opportunities

As with any subject at A-level students will need to be self-motivated and organised. It is also worth bearing in mind that Psychology is 100% exams. Due to the versatility of this course candidates will be equipped with the skills needed for a wide variety of professional and/or further educational courses.

The material covered would also be useful for careers in Psychology, Teaching, Social Services, Policing, Mental Health Care and a wide range of related areas.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Bacon's College directly.

Last updated date: 11 June 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 - 2 Years


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