Course Details

This specification highlights the scientific perspective within Psychology. There is a key emphasis on data, analyzing data and understanding how scientific research is conducted in Psychology. A Level Psychology introduces you to the range of research methods psychologists use to find out about human nature. You study five controversial issues relating to the study of Psychology including the reliability of eyewitness testimony. You also learn about conditioning techniques & how they shape our behaviour.

Entry Requirements

A minimum of 5 GCSEs grade 9/A* – 4/C to include English Language, Maths and Science / Biology. You will also be required to complete a GCSE to A Level Transition Project, prior to enrolment, to prepare you for A Level Psychology.

Career options

Careers in Teaching, Forensic Science, Research, Sport Psychology, Psychology, Psychiatry, Counsellor as a High Intensity Therapist, Educational Psychologist, Health Psychologist, Medical Administrator or Management.

A Level Psychology

Five highlights

  • 1 Use of innovation in teaching and learning.
  • 2 Staff who have worked in industry and can apply theory to the workplace.
  • 3 Passionate and enthusiastic teaching.
  • 4 Dedicated individual support right up until the exams.
  • 5 A wealth of outstanding resources.

Key Points

  • Chichester Campus
  • 07.09.2020
  • A Level Psychology


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Course code Location Course length Start date
LFS052CD1A Chichester Campus 2 Years 07.09.2020

What you need to know

What will I study?

Component 1: Psychology Past to Present - You will study the main 5 approaches; Biological, Psychodynamic, Behavioural, Cognitive & Positive. Component 2: In this unit you will study two more approaches; Social & Developmental Psychology through classic research and also learn about a variety of research methods used in psychology. Numeracy skills are key in this component because we learn about specific inferential statistics and how to calculate these with various data sets.

How will I be taught?

Learning on this course will be varied. It is classroom based with weekly assessments and use of Chionline for independent learning. Flipped learning will be used weekly with the expectation that this is fully completed and you are prepared for each lesson. You are encouraged to participate in lessons as much as you can, as this will aid your understanding of the subject. With 4.5 hours a week of teaching time you are expected to do a minimum of 4.5 hours extra work outside of lesson time.

How will I be assessed?

This is a two-year linear A Level where you are examined on the whole syllabus at the end of the second year. Each project is assessed as a portfolio of work. At the end of the second year there will be three exams each lasting 2 hours & 15 minutes. The marks obtained in these exams determines the A Level grade. To prepare you for external exams, you will carry out a programme of weekly tests, exam style assessments and Formal Progress Points where you will monitor your attendance, how hard you are working and your academic progress. All Year 1 students will progress through a Year 1 Gateway that will allow you to progress to Year 2.

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