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Psychology A Level at Blyth Academy

Course description

Psychology is a popular subject which is attractive to students because it develops a range of valuable skills, including critical analysis, independent thinking and research. These skills are particularly relevant to young people and are transferable to further study and the workplace. The A Level Psychology qualification offers students an engaging and stimulating introduction to the study of Psychology, combined with the academic integrity and skills that Higher Education and employers value.

Course content

What is the course content in Year 12?

Unit 1 – Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology and Research Methods Unit 2 – Biological Psychology, Social Psychology and Individual Differences (both Unit 1 and Unit 2 are entirely examination based)


What is the course content in Year 13?

Unit 3 – Topics in Psychology

Unit 4 – Psychopathology, Psychology in Action and Research Methods (both Unit 1 and Unit 2 are entirely examination based)

Entry requirements

Students are required to achieve a C grade in English, Maths and Science.

Future opportunities

Psychology is a unique subject in that it encompasses skills from English, Maths and Science, therefore it is a valid stepping stone for helping students get on to many higher education courses. As Psychology is concerned with understanding human behaviour it is a valuable course for anyone choosing a career involving working in the community or with the general public. Psychology also develops skills in analysis, evaluation and justification, as students are taught to always consider evidence for all theories, as well as to think critically, and to look at conflicting views on each issue. Such skills are highly valued in a great many professions.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 10 June 2015

Key information

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