A Level Psychology

Science and Mathematics

Science and Mathematics
Science and Mathematics

What will you be working towards?

Alternative Title A Level Psychology
Code ALPy
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


Ever wondered if prison really does change criminal behaviour? Or why some people conform? Or perhaps if the experiences you had before the age of five really do shape the person you are today? AS and A-level Psychology will give you an understanding of the way people think and why people behave in certain ways. You will learn a variety of skills including analytical thinking, improved communication, problem-solving and many more that will prepare you for an exciting future with the possibility of a range of fantastic careers.


  • Social influence
  • Memory
  • Attachment
  • Approaches in psychology
  • Biopsychology
  • Psychopathology
  • Research methods Issues and debates in psychology
  • Schizophrenia
  • Eating behaviour
  • Stress
  • Aggression
  • Forensic psychology
  • Addiction

How will it be delivered?

There are two exams at AS-level each worth 50% of your AS qualification. Each exam lasts 1 hour 30 minutes and is worth 72 marks. The exams consist of multiple choice, short answer and extended writing questions.

At A-level there are three exams, each account for one third of your A-level. The three exams last 2 hours and are worth 96 marks each. The exams consist of multiple choice, short answer and extended writing questions.

Entry requirements

At least 5 GCSE Grades 9 - 4 to include Maths; and Grade 5 or above in all English subjects entered.

Your next steps...

According to research, the top seven degree courses taken by students who have an A-level in psychology are: Psychology English studies Sociology Business studies Teaching. Studying psychology at university can give you a whole host of exciting career options, including: Marketing Business development Accountancy Human resources Forensic psychology Occupational therapy Clinical psychology Nursing Teaching. Sport and exercise science Law.