Psychology is the study of people and behaviour and can be used as a final qualification or as a way of discovering what academic psychology is about.
There are opportunities to study the classics of psychology whilst also introducing ongoing debates and topics that continue to fascinate. Psychology is a rigorous, academic subject requiring good skills in English, Mathematics and Science.
For every theory in psychology there are about ten opposing theories. It is a subject that requires good critical thinking skills and problem solving. You will gain the skills to source, use and interpret information, design experiments and use related software.
There are two exams leading to the AS qualification and two more to complete the full A level qualification. Both exams are taken in June at the end of year 1 and year 2.
Psychology A level can be useful for students who intend to work with people in roles such as management, media and teaching.