A Level Psychology

Social Sciences

Social Sciences
Social Sciences
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code 22
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


The AQA A Level Psychology is a science concerned with the study of the mind and behaviour.

A qualification in psychology can take you into university for further study and a wide variety of different careers.

You will use and develop your communication skills, critical thinking, problem solving and independent research.

Exam Board- AQA


Key facts about this course:

Topics 1-6 are what topics within AS level Psychology Social Influence, Memory, Attachment, Psychopathology, Approaches in Psychology, Biopsychology, Research Methods, Issues and Debates in Psychology

Option 1
Relationships, Gender, Cognition and Development

Option 2
Schizophrenia, Eating Behavior, Stress

Option 3
Aggression, Forensic Psychology, Addiction             

When studying Psychology students are expected to take an active role and     responsibility for their learning. The course requires independent study around the topic areas and this can take any form, book, journals, podcasts and YouTube. Students are required to attend all lessons offered to them alongside homework being completed to ensure that the fairest grade can be given for their work.


How will it be delivered?


Paper 1: Introductory Topics in Psychology
2 hour written examination 33.3% of A-Level grade

Paper 2: Psychology in Context.
2 hour examination 33.3% of A level grade

Paper 3: Issues and Options in Psychology
2 hour written examination 33.3% of A-Level grade.


Entry requirements

Grade 6 in 2 Science GCSEs, grade 4 in English Language GCSE and grade 5 in Mathematics GCSE.