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Psychology A Level at St Francis Xavier 6th Form College (SFX College)

Course description

Psychology is the scientific study of human behaviour and experience. The course aims to extend our everyday observations of human behaviour by attempting to validate what is ‘known’ scientifically. Students will look at how psychologists research human behaviour.

Entry requirements

In addition to our Programme Entry Requirements, applicants must also meet specific Course Entry Requirements:

Grade B in English Language, Grade B in Maths and Grade B in Science (Core, Additional or Applied) & GCSE score of at least 5.5 is advisable
Students with either a Grade C in Maths or a Grade C in Science may be considered subject to availability


The A level course is 100% examination based through three papers each lasting two hours. Each paper is worth 33.3% of the A level. All papers include multiple choice, short answer and extended writing questions.

Future opportunities

This subject is useful if you want to go on to study Psychology or Social Sciences at degree level. You can study either a BSc or a BA in Psychology, so individual university requirements need to be checked.

In order to continue to postgraduate level in Psychology, you need to ensure that the degree programme you choose is accredited by the British Psychological Society.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Francis Xavier 6th Form College (SFX College) directly.

Last updated date: 09 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September


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    • St Francis Xavier College is the most accessible Catholic Sixth Form College in London, with underground travel taking approximately 15 minutes from Waterloo, London Bridge, Victoria or Morden.

      Travel to the College is possible by:

      Nearest station (two minutes walk to the College) is Clapham South on the Northern Line. Change at London Bridge for the Jubilee Line.

      50: Croydon - Stockwell
      155: Tooting - Elephant & Castle
      355: Mitcham - Brixton
      G1: Norbury - Clapham Junction
      249: Balham - Crystal Palace - Penge
      315: Balham - Tulse Hill

      National Rail/Overground:
      Nearest stations are Balham and Clapham High Street.