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Psychology - A level at Turton High School & Sixth Form College

Course description

From a personal perspective, Psychology explores those fundamental questions of ‘why did I do that?’ and ‘why do I feel like this?’ However, the subject goes way beyond the pages of an agony column. Throughout your study of Psychology, you will learn about cognitive processes such as memory and language; developmental issues such as how children learn how to behave and how personalities are formed; social issues such as conformity to social roles and specific mental health related illness such as schizophrenia.

You will be introduced to a range of theories and methods used in the study of Psychology. Our Psychology teachers are enthusiastic and teach using a wide range of creative methods.

There are many opportunities for enrichment, including a visit to London.




Entry requirements

English 5, Maths 5, Science (Biology) C/5


There are 3 exams - 2 hours each:

Paper 1: 

Social Influence



Social Influence


Paper 2:

Approaches in psychology


Research methods

Paper 3:

Issues and Debates




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Future opportunities

Because our students are well equipped with transferable skills, they go on to study and work in many difffferent areas including law; business; medicine; journalism; marketing; advertising; acting and many more. Many also continue with their studies of Psychology at University. Psychology is a popular choice amongst people who wish to work in social services, youth work, the police or teaching.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, please contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 07 December 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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    • Turton Sixth Form is located on Chapeltown Road, Bromley Cross.  The college is across the road from Bromley Cross train station, and is on a direct line 8 minutes from Bolton.  Buses from Bradshaw, Sharples, Smithills, Edgworth, Belmont and Astley Bridge regularly run past the school.