KS5 GCE Psychology

Psychology is the study of mental processes and human and animal behaviour.

What will I learn?

Psychology is the science of the mind and behaviour and so the course focuses research through scientific principles. You will learn about seminal and contemporary approaches to Psychology including Behaviourism and Positive Psychology before looking at themes in Psychology which includes criminal behaviour, stress and schizophrenia. Alongside these units you will learn the principles of Psychological research, conduct your own research and practice statistical techniques to analyse your findings.

How will I be assessed?

The A level course is entirely exam based and there will be exams at the end of year 2.

What are the entry requirements?

  • English, Maths and Science/Psychology GCSE at grade 4 or above.
  • For students who have taken Science BTEC level 2 courses, a DISTINCTION is required.

What are the costs?

There are minimal extra costs involved in this course. However there is also the opportunity to purchase the course textbook.

Is there anything else I need to know?

Student Comments:

“Lots of work, lots to learn and memorise, but very interesting.”

“Psychology is a challenging subject, but equally rewarding. It wasn’t what we expected but it broadens our knowledge and we are having fun along the way.”


Future opportunities

A level Psychology is an excellent introduction to a career in Psychology, including counselling, sports, educational or forensic. Psychology bridges between the arts and science based subjects combining well with subjects such as Sociology, Biology, Communication Studies and Law. A highly regarded subject, A Level Psychology can lead students to university or employment.

Course contact: annette.muckett@biddenham.beds.sch.uk

Exam board: Eduqas