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Psychology is the scientific study of the mind and human behaviour. We try to understand what motivates, challenges or changes us and use this understanding to help us tackle personal and social problems. Psychology explores why we behave the way we do. It helps us to understand the human mind and gives us insight into the motives behind our actions. Through the work psychologists do we have gained a greater understanding of how the mind functions. Due to this, we’re able to identify and build awareness around mental disorders. By better understanding disorders, such as obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), we can help people overcome the challenges they bring. Psychology can help explain why people react differently in the same scenario as well as explain why certain people are more prone to developing mental disorders. The insight you’ll gain from your A Level Psychology can help you better understand the people around you. As a result, this will make you more compassionate and give you real-life skills to apply in everyday situations.


Paper 1: Introductory Topics in Psychology.

Social Influence




Paper 2: Psychology in context.

Approaches in Psychology


Research methods

Paper 3: Issues and options in Psychology.

Issues and debates

Option topics:



Forensic Psychology


Career Pathways:

A Level Psychology will provide you with the skills required of an undergraduate - an inquiring mind and the ability to use scientific research findings to support and challenge various claims about  why people behave the way that they do.


Entry Criteria:

Grade 6 or above in Mathematics and Grade 6 in Biology or Grade 6,6 in Combined Science.