A Level
Full-time, Sixth Form Study Programme
Examining Board: AQA

About the Course

If you are interested in knowing why people think and behave the way they do in different situations, this subject is for you. Psychology combines the scientific and theoretical study of the mind and behaviour. 

This A Level is extremely varied and includes looking at six different areas of psychology. The main topics in the course include introductory topics such as memory and social influence. Students will also focus on approaches to Psychology and Biopsychology. There will also be an opportunity to understand the key issues and debates in Psychology within topic areas such as Aggression and Relationships.

The Psychology A level includes the study of relevant research methods, investigation design, data analysis and data presentation. Students will develop an understanding of potential ethical issues in Psychology and ways in which psychologists deal with these issues.

There will also be several chances for you to plan and carry out your own research including experiments, observations, questionnaires and correlations.

A good GCSE Science grade of 5 or higher is crucial to your development on this course.

Psychology symbol

Psychology symbol

The course takes a lot of hard work, but it's fun to learn and I'm sure it will help me when I go to university and also when I eventually have a job.

A Level Psychology student

Find out more about the British Psychological Society

We run a thriving 'Psychology Society' as part of the college enrichment programme. We meet weekly and plan lots of trips and visits.

Member of Psychology Society

Watch the video of Isabelle talking about Psychology at Huish and view Harry here.

Find out how to apply for A Level Psychology

To do this course you need the following:

  • Standard college entry requirements: 5 GCSEs at grade C/4 or above, including Maths and English Language
  • Students are required to have a grade 5 in GCSE Science

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