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A-Level Psychology

Specification/Examination Board: WJEC

This A level is a stimulating and exciting study into the nature of psychology; the science of behaviour and the mind. This course will appeal to students wishing to gain an understanding of the main principles of psychology.

Students will cover classic and contemporary pieces of research that have shaped psychology and will learn about the different approaches within psychology. There is also opportunity to explore controversies and debates within psychology. Students will also learn how to explain a selection of behaviours, from criminal behaviours to schizophrenia. A variety of skills will be developed, including research, discussion and mathematical skills.

Summary of subject content

The A level is divided into a total of 4 units; 2 AS units and 2 A2 units. All assessment is completed through external examination.

Progression Opportunities

Psychology A Level provides a suitable foundation for further study of psychology and can prepare students for a variety of fields of work, which can include but is not limited to; mental health work, social work, counselling, educational work, forensic psychology and research and analysis roles.

Entry requirements for Psychology

Grade C* or above in GCSE English and GCSE Mathematics (this may be enhanced to a B grade if the course is oversubscribed).

GCSE Science grade C or above is desirable.

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