A Level


Delve into the science of human behaviour, understand yourself and others better with knowledge grounded in research.
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What is Psychology?

Psychology is a fascinating and intriguing field of study, one that attempts to discover how the mind works. It focuses on why individuals behave in the way that they do, and seeks to explain human behaviour using scientific methods.

Study into human behaviour is complex and never complete; we often end up with more questions than we have answers for. However, developments in modern technology (for example, brain scans) are enabling rapid contempory developments in explaining behaviour.

Understanding and carrying out psychological research is an important part of the A Level. The course is student-focused with plenty of discussion and debate.

Why study Psychology?

Studying A Level Psychology allows you to gain a solid understanding of key concepts and theories relating to human behaviour. The subject will not only help you better understand yourself, but understand others around you, and the human race. 

You will develop strong, highly transferrable skills in independent thinking, critical analysis and research. The insight gained into the human mind can be an excellent stepping stone on to study at university, or careers in psychology, counselling, mental health, social work, education, business, and sport and fitness. 


Pyschology Exam Results




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The skills and knowledge I have acquired from psychology has driven my career in a more rewarding direction.

Sophie (Psychology Student)

Psychology has broadened my understanding of myself and the people around me. I have been inspired to pursue a degree in psychology at uni.

Lucy (Psychology Student)

As well as learning about psychology, I have learnt how to study effectively and built routines that will stay with me in the future.

Hazel (Psychology Student)

Studying psychology has been amazing due to the supportive environment created by the teachers.

Finlay (Psychology Student)

Course Content

This course is stimulating and engaging, covering a wide variety of areas of interest to psychologists today. It will encourage you to develop skills in critical analysis, independent thinking and research.

You will study:

  1. Social influence
  2. Memory
  3. Attachment
  4. Psychopathology
  5. Approaches in Psychology
  6. Biopsychology
  7. Research methods
  8. Issues and debates in Psychology
  1. Relationships
  2. Schizophrenia
  3. Forensic Psychology
Introductory Topics in Psychology
Core Content 1-4
33.3% (96 Marks)
2 Hours

Paper 1 is divided into four sections. Each section contains a mixture of multiple choice, short answer and extended writing questions worth 24 marks.

Psychology in Context
Core Content 5-7
33.3% (96 Marks)
2 Hours

Paper 2 is divided into three sections. Each section contains a mixture of multiple choice, short answer and extended writing questions. Sections A and B are worth 24 marks, and Section C is worth 48 marks.

Issues & Options in Psychology
Core Content 8 Plus Additional Content
33.3% (96 Marks)
2 Hours

Paper 3 is divided into four sections. Each section consists of a mixture of multiple choice, short answer and extended writing worth 24 marks. Sections B to D relate to the following topics:

  • 8. Issues and debates in Psychology
  • 9. Relationships 
  • 10. Schizophrenia
  • 11. Forensic Psychology
Mrs Teagal

Mrs A Teagle


Psychology is a fabulous A level, valuable for a wide range of career options. You won’t regret choosing to study it.
I would be very happy to answer any questions you may have about psychology; please do not hesitate to contact me.
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