A Level

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About the course…

Psychology is about people; their biological processes, how their minds work, their behaviours and their experiences.

On this course, you will cover topics such as approaches to psychology – cognitive, biological, humanistic and psychodynamic and areas such as social influence, memory, attachment, relationships and forensic psychology. 

You will also be given the opportunity for independent research in an area of psychology that interests you.

Why study with us…

  • You will have the opportunity to visit university psychology departments, take part in conferences and workshops, visit psychology events and engage in externally organised student sessions relevant to improving your grade.
  • This course will help you develop many transferable skills, including critical thinking, time management, research and analysis.
  • Studying Psychology will help you to understand human diversity and personality types. Not only will it broaden your understanding of the people around you, but it will build up your empathy. 

Where Psychology can take you…

After completing this course, you will be fully prepared to progress to university where you can study subjects such as counselling, psychology, criminology, sociology, philosophy and more. 

Career opportunities include counsellor, psychiatrist, family mediator, play therapist, forensic psychologist, health psychologist, sports psychologist, social worker, market researcher and teacher.

Entry requirements…

  • Must meet overall entry criteria for A Level study
  • You must have a minimum average GCSE score of 5.2
  • You will need a minimum grade 5 in GCSE Maths and Science

Course Alumni

Hollie Agger

Studied: Psychology, Geography and Sociology

Next Steps: Studying Occupational Therapy at the University of Northampton

The college is a connected network of social support, from my friends to my teachers.