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AS /A2 Level Psychology

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Entry Requirements

Students require a minimum of 5 A*-B grades at GCSE (new GCSE Grade 5) or equivalent, including a grade 5 or above in English and Mathematics.

Course Outline

At AS Level students study the main approaches to psychology in order to gain an understanding and insight into human behaviour and thinking. In particular, students study the importance of nature (what you were born with) and nurture (how you were raised) in making people who they are and how they are.

Students also complete a series of short and manageable practical experiments, allowing them to develop an active knowledge of the scientific aspects of psychology.

AS level Units:

Unit 1: Introductory topics in psychology

Unit 2: Psychology in context


Unit 1: 1hr 30min written exam.

Unit 2: 1hr 30min written exam.

Into the future…

Psychology offers students a unique insight into human behaviour and thinking and thus provides students with highly regarded knowledge and skills for almost every profession. Students with this qualification can progress to a range of university courses, from Business and Accounting to Physiotherapy, Nursing or even Psychology itself.