6 Compulsory Units:
1. Social Influence
5. Approaches in Psychology
6. Research Methods
5 Additional Units:
8. Issues and Debates in Psychology
The topics are assessed by 3 x 2 hour exams:
Paper 1 (Units 1-4) 33% of grade
Paper 2 (Units 5-7) 33% of grade
Paper 3 (Units 8-11) 33% of grade
All are a mixture of multiple choice, short answer questions and extended writing.
The minimum requirement is 7 GCSE or equivalent passes at grades 9-4 in an appropriate range of subjects, including Maths and English Language at grade 4 or above.
The college will accept one BTEC at Merit level as one GCSE equivalent.
For Psychology we would normally expect students to have achieved a GCSE grade 5 or above in Maths.
You could take this course to complement other advanced level courses such as a Science, Sociology, Criminology or Health & Social Care.
A-level Psychology can lead into higher education to study Psychology specifically or more general higher education courses. With further training, you could go into employment related to Psychology such as a Counsellor, Nurse or Psychologist. You could also go straight into employment, as the A-level is a recognised qualification that will help you develop the skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers across lots of industries are looking for.