Psychology is the scientific study of mind and behaviour, and is a very popular subject. During this course you will develop both an academic understanding of the subject and an appreciation of its impact on people’s daily lives.

Entry Requirements

Standard Entry Requirements
  • Grade 4 (C) in English Language or Literature and a minimum of a 3 (D) in Maths and
  • At least 5 GCSEs grade 4 (C) or above (1 Vocational or Technical Qualification at Merit or above may be counted) and
  • Average GCSE (best 8) of at least 4 (38 on the old points table) and
  • Grade 4 (C or Merit), at least, in any subject previously studied
Subject Specific Entry Requirements
  • 4 (C) in Maths and English Lang
  • 5 (C) in Science
A-Levels: Psychology, Sociology, English Language & Literature, Core Maths

Ellen Rayner

I would like a career in the police force because I’m very interested in justice and making sure order is kept. I want to study Criminology at university and then apply to the police for training after I graduate.

I knew I wanted to study Psychology and Sociology at A-Level. There is a lot of overlap in the research methods and there are so many interesting studies and findings that I wouldn’t have known about if I had not pursued these subjects. I enjoy learning about mental processes and how people think in Psychology, and then how different aspects of society affect how people function in Sociology. One particularly interesting point I have learnt is how the brain hemispheres swap over with parts of the body; so if the left side of the brain didn’t work, then the right side of the body couldn’t be controlled.

Course Content

Download the course fact sheet here.

Course support and Enrichment

Class materials and tutor interaction together with exercises set via our Virtual Learning Environment are designed to support the learning experience of psychology.

  • Attend punctually and regularly
  • Work hard and complete all work within specified deadlines
  • Participate in class activity and discussions
  • Take responsibility for your own learning
  • Treat everyone with respect
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