Psychology A level at The Bourne Academy
Psychology gives a strong academic basis for a huge number of university courses. If you plan to study Psychology at university and are aiming for a career in sports psychology, forensic psychology, educational psychology, clinical psychology, law, politics, government, marketing or public relations, then Psychology is the right A level subject for you.
Unit 1 – Psychology Past to Present – 33.3% of A level
Learners will be asked to explore contemporary debates using their knowledge and understanding of the five approaches (biological, psychodynamic, behaviourist, cognitive and positive).
Unit 2 – Psychology: Investigating behaviour – 33.3% of A level
This unit is designed to introduce research methods. Pupils will be expected to carry out their own psychological research using two research methods.
Unit 3 – Psychology: Implications in the real world – 33.3% of A level
Having learnt about the various psychological approaches in unit 1, learners are expected to apply this knowledge and understanding to human/animal behaviours.
Students will need to have five or more A*-C grades at GCSE. A level Psychology is a demanding academic course requiring strong analysis skills, very good reasoning skills and a keen interest in scientific research methods.
A level Psychology is 100% examination with 3 exams at the end of the 2nd year.
An A Level in Psychology can lead to university studies and a career in psychology, plus a wide variety of careers that involve personal interaction or communication, such as marketing, health care and personnel management. If you want to enter or progress in employment, you’ll find your A Level Psychology will demonstrate to employers that you have the ability to commit to learning, and have acquired good reasoning and analytical skills and an understanding of people – essential in practically every walk of life.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Bourne Academy directly.