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Psychology A Level at The Hazeley Academy

Course description

Psychology is the scientific study of the mind and behaviour. At AS Level students study topics including memory, prejudice, obedience, theories of learning and biological psychology. AS Level psychology also requires an in depth study of psychological research methods and provides the opportunity for students to carry out their own research. Students will sit the AS exam at the end of Year 12.

For students who continue onto the A Level course; they will investigate how psychological theories can be used to explain either criminal behaviour or child development. They will also study the symptoms, causes and possible treatments of a number of mental health illnesses in addition to discussing the issues and debates within psychology.



Entry requirements

Students should have a minimum grade of a B in GCSE Psychology. However, it is not a prerequisite to have GCSE Psychology, so in these circumstances your English, Maths and Science grades will be taken into account.


This is a de-coupled qualification, students will have the opportunity to take their AS at the end of Year 12 and the A Level at the end of Year 13.

Future opportunities

A Level Psychology is a pivotal subject which means that most subjects support it. It provides a good basis for further study of Psychology or related subjects such as Education, Counseling, Health, Business or Sport in higher education. Equally, material studied would be useful for students intending to pursue careers as Teachers, Counsellors, Psychologists, Human Resource Managers or within a Sports and Coaching context.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Hazeley Academy directly.

Last updated date: 14 October 2016
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