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A-Level Psychology at East Sussex College

Course description

During this two-year course you will delve into the inner workings of the human mind and gain an understanding and awareness of how psychology can be applied to everyday life.

Course content

You will use your intrigue and fascination for the human mind as a platform to start your journey into understanding what makes us tick. You will study and analyse human behaviour, giving you the opportunity to view the mind from a systematic and scientific perspective in a number of areas including behaviourism, psycho dynamics and individual differences. This active discipline will increase your awareness of how psychology can be applied to personal, social, academic and professional situations, and get you thinking and acting like a psychologist.

You will explore topics including:

  • Social
  • Cognitive
  • Biological
  • Individual differences
  • Development
  • Psycho dynamics
  • Psychological research methods
  • Behaviourism

Entry requirements

To apply for this course you will need to meet the minimum requirements of 5 Grade 4 GCSEs, including English, maths and science at grade 5.


Your assessments will be through 100% examinations, while undertaking regular practice examinations, along with individual and group activities.

Financial information

There may be some additional costs during the course for trips and visits to further your learning.

Future opportunities

This course would be good to study alongside other A-Level subjects such as Sociology, Chemistry, Law, or, Philosophy, allowing for progression to university courses in Psychology, Social Care, or Criminology.

There could be a number of career opportunities available to you such as becoming a Clinical psychologist, a Neuropsychologist, a Child psychologist, a Teacher or even a Lawyer.

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: 06 December 2018
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