Psychology A Level

Science and Mathematics

Science and Mathematics
Science and Mathematics

What will you be working towards?

Code 0339/021
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


On this course you will develop an understanding of the scientific methods used by psychologists. You will be familiarised with 4 key techniques for collecting and analysing data: Self-Report, Experiment, Observation and Correlation. You will also be introduced to the 5 main approaches in Psychology. To do well in this subject you need to have good thinking and analytical skills and should enjoy reading, researching and problem solving. An interest in science is essential. Psychology is based on empirical evidence, therefore you will need to enjoy working with statistics and interpreting data.

How will it be delivered?

There are three exams all held at the end of year two. The exams are two hours long equalling six hours in total. Each exam is worth 33.3% of the A Level.

Entry requirements

You will need at least GCSE English Language grade C/5, Maths grade C/4 and Combined Science grade CC/5-5.

Your next steps...

Many students go on to study further at university studying Psychology or a combined honours degree. This subject combines well with other university courses such as teaching, nursing, medicine, criminology.