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Psychology A level at Langley Park School for Girls

Course description

Psychology is a popular subject, which provides a link between the social and natural sciences by studying aspects of the human mind and behaviour. The Year 12 syllabus provides a broad-based introduction to many of the fascinating topics in Psychology. In Year 13 students will develop and further their understanding to a more advanced level and will then be examined at the end of Year 13 to give them the full A-Level qualification. The course covers a range of topics in depth for those wishing to further develop their interest and enjoyment in Psychology.


Course content

Paper 1: Social Influence in Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Cognitive   Psychology and Psychopathology  

Paper 2: Approaches in Psychology, Biopsychology, and Research Methods

Paper 3: Issues and Debates in Psychology, Relationships, Schizophrenia and Aggression

Entry requirements

You must achieve a GCSE grade 5 in Mathematics, grade 5 in Science and grade 6 in English.

A good standard of written English plus the ability to discuss and analyse logically is essential.

This specification contains an emphasis on scientific concepts and skills and some elements of mathematics; therefore you must have good grades in these subjects.


A Level - 3 written examinations lasting 2 hours

Future opportunities

Psychology involves the systematic study of mind and behaviour. It develops logical thought and analysis of abstract concepts. Psychology Advanced level is acceptable for a wide range of science, social science and humanities courses in further and higher education. Specialisation in psychology could lead to a range of careers including clinical or educational psychology, counselling, occupational or forensic psychology.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Langley Park School for Girls directly.

Last updated date: 26 October 2017
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