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In Short

Psychology is the scientific study of people, the mind and behaviour. It is both a thriving academic discipline and a vital professional practice. Within this course you will be studying a broad range of topics relevant to everyday life – learning about conformity, social norms, how the mind remembers and forgets and how children form attachments.

This A Level is an ideal supplement to a wide range of A Level subjects, particularly sociology, biology and Law.

100% pass rate in A Level Psychology in 20204.1% above National Average


Entry Requirements

At least 5 GCSEs at Grade 9-5 including English Language and Maths.


Course Content

First year (AS) includes Social Influence; Memory and Attachment, Approaches in Psychology, Psychopathology and research methods (which are now 25% of the course) Second year topics extend to Issues and Options and are likely to include: Relationships, Schizophrenia and Eating Behaviour, however a thorough knowledge of the first year content is still required for the final A level exam at the end of second year.



Students who completed this course gained places on courses such as BSc (Hons) Psychology with Profession Placement, BA (Hons) Criminology & Criminal Justice Studies with Law and BA (Hons) Social Anthropology at institutions such as Cardiff University, University of Sussex and University of Plymouth.


Your Tutor - Natasha Bailey

I have been teaching at Weymouth College for 15 years and in that time, I have delivered a range of subjects across levels 3, 4 and 5. Primarily I deliver level 3 Psychology on both Access to HE and A levels, but I also have been able to specialize in forensic psychology and criminology on a few of our foundation degree programs. I was appointed the position of Access to H.E. Coordinator in 2009 and have seen the Access provision develop into a widely recognized and respected qualification for adult learners. Psychology is a diverse and wide-reaching subject which poses questions about our species’ behaviour and motivations and will keep you questioning the reasons for your own choices.


If you are aged 16-18 as of 31 August on the year of enrolment – no course fee. If you are over 19 as of 31 August and enrolling on a full-time programme of study a tuition fee will be applicable in most cases. Bursary funds There are financial support arrangements for 16-18 year olds and hardship funds available for the over 19s. Please contact our Information Centre for details of costs and concessions on 01305 208808 or email

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