Psychology A-Level

If you love working with statistics and interpreting data, then Psychology is the A-Level for you. During this fascinating subject, we'll teach you the scientific methods used by psychologists and help you develop techniques for collecting and analysing data.




Level 3

Course Type

16 +


A Level


Options Course Code Starts Ends
apply 03141y1 09/09/24 19/06/26

What will I study?

During the next two years, you will develop an understanding of the scientific methods used by psychologists. You will learn the four key techniques for collecting and analysing data, self-report, experiment, observation and correlation. We will also teach you the five main approaches in Psychology.

Psychology is based on empirical evidence, so a love for looking at data, researching, and problem-solving means you will do well in this subject. Over the two years you will study:

  • Introductory topics in psychology
  • Social influence
  • Memory
  • Attachment
  • Psychopathology Psychology in context
  • Approaches in psychology
  • Biopsychology
  • Research methods
  • Scientific processes
  • Data handling and analysis
  • Inferential testing Issues

Plus one from each subsection:

  • Relationships/Gender/Cognition and development
  • Schizophrenia/Eating behaviour/Stress
  • Aggression/Forensic psychology/Addiction

What previous qualifications or experience do I need?

A GCSE grade 5 in English Language, grade 5 in Maths and grade 5 in Science.

How will I be assessed?

There are three exams at the end of the second year. The exams are two hours long, and are each worth 33.3% of the A-Level.

What qualification will I achieve?

At the end of year two you will achieve Psychology A Level.

What can I do after completing this course?

Once you have finished this course, you can go on to study related subjects at university. This subject combines well with other university courses such as teaching, nursing, medicine, criminology.

Are there any extra costs?

You will need to buy the recommended course text book and pay towards additional support materials. There may be additional costs for trips and conferences but these are voluntary.

Additional Info

This subject blends well with other humanities or social science subjects.