It is advisable to take another Science (Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Maths, Electronics) along with Psychology.

Psychology A Level


Psychology A Level

About the course

Why do individuals behave the way they do? Why do entire cultures have such diametrically opposed attitudes to social issues from each other? This exciting and inspiring course introduces you to common concepts in human psychology, while also training you how to plan and conduct your own research. 

• Five GCSEs at grades 9-4/A*-C, including grade 4/C in English Language

• Grade 5 or above in GCSE Mathematics

• One GCSE Science grade 5 in either Combined or Triple Science

• At least one grade 5/C and one grade 6/B in GCSE written subjects. One of these must be English Language. Other written subjects include History, Geography, Humanities, English Literature, Business, Media Studies, Religious Studies (full course)

International students:

• Equivalent overseas qualifications will be considered. 

• IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.0 in each skill) or equivalent.

This is a wide-ranging course covering topics such as "nature vs. nurture", the influence of infant-caregiver relationships on people's lives, how our memory works (or doesn't). You will also learn about the role of biology in influencing our behaviour, set against psychological explanations for mental health issues from depression to phobias. In addition, you will study how culture and gender influence our ways of thinking. Throughout the course you will be learning about how to plan, conduct and analyse research in psychology. 

Assessment is by classwork, key assignments and three final exams at the end of the two-year course.


Psychology equips you with a range of skills and knowledge, which are good preparation for degrees in a wide variety of Science and Social Science courses. It is an excellent subject for developing your ability to think critically and analytically about social issues.


“Brandy has shown incredible determination and character."

Subjects: A Levels in Psychology, English Literature and History

Destination: Sheffield University to study LLB (Hons) in Criminology and Law.

She said: “I have loved studying English Literature and Psychology and my ambition for the future is to become a barrister. Due to my childhood, I am passionate about justice and my teachers have fuelled my drive to use my skills to make a safer and fairer society. I am so happy and excited to receive my results!"

“Where I was living it was impossible to concentrate and I had a real fear of failure which made my anxiety levels go up and up. Speaking to counsellors at the College, my teachers and my faith kept me sane.”

Brandy was not afraid to ask for help and the College understood her circumstances and gave her the time she needed to complete her work while still keeping her focused.

After finishing her A Levels in English Literature, History and Psychology, Brandy now has an offer to study a LLB (Hons) in Criminology and Law at Sheffield University.

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09 September 2019

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Course level
Level 3
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2 Years
Sixth Form College
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Full time
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A level entry requirements

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Our Sixth Form College has a 25 year track record of delivering success. Over 30 A Levels are on offer from Physics to History of Art.

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Based in vibrant Angel, the Sixth Form College has a 25 year track record of delivering success. There are over 30 A Levels on offer from Dance to History of Art to Science.