Why should I study this subject?

Psychology is the scientific study of the mind and behaviour, and it affects every aspect of your life. The role of biology, society, upbringing and culture on behaviour will be explored in this psychology course.

The course will promote critical thinking skills allowing you to question, for example; how much of our behaviour is due to genetic influences and how much influence do early childhood events have on later mental health? In studying research methods you will gain a crucial understanding about the scientific processes involved in investigating & understanding human behaviour.

Studying psychology will improve your interactions with people and will be useful for almost any career you choose to pursue. It also means that the next time someone behaves in a certain way, you’ll be able to understand some of the influences and motivations behind it.

What will I study?

Paper 1:
• Social influence
• Memory
• Attachment
• Psychopathology

Paper 2:
• Bio-psychology
• Approaches in psychology
• Research Methods

Paper 3:
• Issues & debates in psychology
• Relationships
• Aggression
• Schizophrenia

What are the entry requirements?

Please check this subject table for full details of our A Level entry requirements.