Psychology is a fascinating A-Level where you will learn how cognitive processes influence our behaviour, early attachment, future relationships and brain processes. The two-year linear programme gives you an understanding of both the theory and application of Psychology and prepares you for a number of career opportunities. You will be expected to analyse scientific and mathematical data so an enjoyment of maths is a real bonus!
Year 1 subject content: Social Influence, Memory, Attachment, Psychopathology, Approaches (Biopsychology) and Research Methods.
Year 2 subject content: Biopsychology, Research Methods, Forensic Psychology, Schizophrenia, Cognition and Development, Issues and Debates.
5 GCSEs at Grade 5 or above including Maths
GCSE English Language at Grade 6
After Your Course
This course will contribute to the requirements for an exciting range of opportunities for further study e.g. you could choose to take degree-level courses in Psychology, Sport & Exercise Science, Forensic Science, Mental Health Nursing and many others.
This could lead to a wide variety of careers, e.g. Teacher, Forensic Psychologist, Mental Health Nurse or Psychologist.
Course fees are per year for full-time & degree-level courses, and per course for part-time ones. The current full-time & degree-level fee information is related to the 2019/20 academic year and is subject to change before the start of the course. Fees for 2020/21 will be updated in the Spring Term. There may also be additional costs associated with the course.
This course is funded by the government and may be free if you are:
- Aged 16-18 on 31/08/19
- Aged 19-23 on an Entry Level or Level 1 course with intent to progress to a Level 2 course
- Aged 19-23 on your first full Level 2 or Level 3 course
- Aged 19-23 on your first Level 4 course (if you haven’t already got a Level 3 qualification)
- Aged 19+ on Functions Skills or GCSE English or Maths
- Unemployed and in receipt of JSA/ESA(WRAG)/Universal Credit or another eligible state benefit on an Entry Level, Level 1 or Level 2 course
- Member of a low income household & in financial hardship on an Entry Level, Level 1 or Level 2 course
Level 3-6 Courses for Adults
Advanced Learning Loans are available for students aged 19+ and studying an eligible Level 3/4/5 and 6 Course. If you are on an Access course, the loan will be written off if you complete a degree.
Please speak to Student Services for more information on course fees.