A Level Psychology

A Level Psychology

Staff, Teaching & Learning

Code: 6014838X/4850

Psychology is the science of the mind. It is an intriguing subject that aims to provide students with knowledge of the human mind and how it is correlated with our behaviour. A Level Psychology will allow you to think about human behaviour from a number of viewpoints. Psychology uses the scientific method of careful research, experimentation and statistical analysis and requires you to use logical reasoning and express yourself clearly and concisely. Over your two years studying A Level Psychology you will gain an insight into the causes of a wide variety of human behaviours, their impact on daily lives and the science that has evolved around them.

What topics will I study?

The course addresses questions relating to human behaviour and the mechanisms and processes of the mind. You will focus on some revolutionary theories and research which have shaped our understanding of the subject and how we conduct psychological investigations. Topics studied include:

  • Social influence
  • Memory
  • Attachment
  • Psychopathology
  • Bio Psychology
  • Research Methods
  • Approaches to Psychology


For any career involving interactions with others, Psychology will be a useful underlying skill. This includes careers such as police, nursing, human resources, advertising, law, politics, teaching, research and many more. Careers directly related to Psychology are broad, and include working in roles as Clinical, Educational, Forensic or Occupational Psychologists and Health and Sports Psychology.

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