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Psychology A Level at Simon Balle All-through School

Course description

This course explores the science of the mind and behaviour - how do people behave and how do their minds work? Topics covered include:

  • Social influence
  • Memory
  • Attachment
  • Approaches in psychology
  • Psychopathology
  • Research methods

At A Level these areas are explored in more depth with the addition of:


Issues and debates in psychology



An option of aggression or addiction.

Are you interested in:

  • How experimental techniques are applied to the investigation of human behaviours?
  • The extent to which we are programmed from conception; how are we changed by our environment?
  • Diagnosis and treatment of mental illnesses and behavioural disorders?

Leading to opportunities in:

  • Sport, Forensic, Business or Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry
  • Health care
  • Research
  • Educational psychology
  • Police
  • Teaching or Lecturing
  • Social work
  • Occupational psychology

Entry requirements

To study this subject you will need a minimum of grade B in Maths, English and Science at GCSE.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Simon Balle All-through School directly.

Last updated date: 25 March 2015
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Key information

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