Psychology is the scientific study of mental functions and behaviours. In this A Level Psychology course, you will gain fascinating insights into the human mind and what makes people tick. This course is now classed as a science as opposed to one of the humanities. Psychology courses are increasingly popular both because of their intrinsic appeal and because of value as a step on the way not just to careers in psychology, but careers in the health professions and any other employment sector that relies on people skills and communication. This A-Level Psychology course covers a broad range of subjects, including cognitive, social, biological, developmental, individual differences and research methods. You will gain an under­standing of why people develop differently and of the causes of conditions such as schizophrenia and eating disorders. As you study the A Level Psychology course, you will gain an understanding of the main issues that arise from various psychological methods, and look at the ways in which psychology can be applied in real life settings.


To view full course specification click AQA A Level in Psychology Specification





This qualification is a two-year course. At the end of the 2nd year, students will sit all 3 papers of the A level qualification:


As mentioned above, this qualification is an ideal route for students looking for places at universities and colleges and careers in the creative industries. Students progress onto specialist courses at Degree, Higher National Diploma, or Foundation Degree level.