Psychology A-Level is the scientific study of the human mind and behaviour. If you have ever wondered why some people become aggressive and commit crimes, or questioned the extent to which individuals obey a person of authority, then Psychology may be for you. Psychology will help you to answer these questions and gain an insight into the motivations and reasons behind a range of behaviours.
Research Methods (including experiments, self-report, observations, correlations, data analysis and how science works)
During the second year you will also study:
Students wishing to pursue Psychology after College can study it at university and ultimately have the opportunity to specialise in one of the many applied areas of Psychology such as Clinical or Forensic. Further postgraduate training would enable you to become an accredited Psychologist.
Psychology A Level will also enable students to pursue many other degree courses, as it relates to many other subjects, giving an insight into factors that can influence people’s behaviour. This insight will be relevant to many future careers, including, for example, law, medicine, caring professions, human resources, teaching and marketing.
At least five 5s at GCSE, including at least a 5 in Maths and a 5 in English Language.
Have you considered studying a Mixed Programme (A-Levels and BTECs)? Whether you’re on target to achieve five 5s in your GCSEs or not, there may still be an option to study A-Levels alongside a BTEC qualification at Newman.