PsychologyPsychology AS & A2 Level

The course:

Psychology is the scientific study of the human mind and behaviour. You will develop an understanding of the many underlying factors that can influence our behaviour and the consequences that different events and circumstances can have on our personality and actions. It builds on skills developed in the sciences and humanities, and enables progression into a wide range of other subjects.  Psychology will give you an opportunity to learn, understand and evaluate issues happening around you in your everyday life, which could then be applied to the wider world. Therefore offering you the chance to not just study a factual subject but also enables you to reflect on your own experiences.

Psychology compliments all areas and subjects. Its focus on human mind, behaviour and thinking is attractive to all employment and areas of work involving human resources. The subject also develops skills in research, analysis, communication and organisation that go well beyond the value of the material covered in the specification. It is, of course, relevant to those interested in Psychology at degree level, but also popular amongst students who plan to follow other paths.


100% External assessment


Examples of direct careers:

  • Occupational Psychologist
  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Forensic Psychologist
  • Educational Psychologist
  • Sport and Exercise Psychologist
  • Art Therapist
  • Child Psychologist

Other career options:

  • Teaching
  • Nursing
  • Midwifery
  • Social Work
  • Police Force
  • Medicine
  • Counselling
  • Many more!

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