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Psychology AS/A2 Level at Alderbrook School

Course description

Psychology creates a sense of wonder in anyone who studies it. It is a personal science that explores our understanding of the world, ourselves and others. It is the opportunity to develop a deep insight into human nature and behaviour through knowledge of brain functions, interactions, relationships and the adaptability of people to context, experiences and situations. 

Course content

The A level course investigates a variety of approaches to psychology such as cognitive, developmental, biological and social. Appropriate research methods will be applied in studies and their effectiveness evaluated. There will also be opportunities to research individual differences and psychopathy.


Thinking and Life Skills you will develop:

• Interpret and evaluate theories, sources and evidence of human behaviour and relationships

• Think & reflect critically

• Infer conclusions from conflicting theories and evidence

• Communicate clearly, both in writing and orally

• Research skills

• Analysis, data collection and problem solving skills

• Time management and organisational skills

• Adaptability and open mindedness


Entry requirements

Minimum grade C in GCSE Science.



Future opportunities

University degrees that require or often prefer Psychology include:

Psychology, sports science, education, nursing and midwifery, occupational therapy and speech therapy.


Possible careers:

Psychology is an excellent passport to a number of different occupations including: clinical psychologist, educational psychologist, occupational psychologist, lecturer, forensic psychologist, criminal psychologist, teacher and neuroscientist. It could also lead to: counsellor, human resources manager, advertising/marketing, media, banking and finance.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Alderbrook School directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2015
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Key information

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