Psychology A Level (AQA)
We're really pleased to say that this course had 100% pass rate in 2018.
A Level pathways are designed to prepare you for higher education and beyond. The A Level department has links with several local universities including Aston and Coventry University. You are encouraged to attend Masterclasses at universities, placements, workshops and programmes to help you develop skills to progress to university.
We offer A Level exclusive quiet study rooms in addition to the learning zone quiet area. We have access to e-journals, e-books, subject specific publications and books. The College also holds activities for British Science Week's ‘Meet the Scientist’ event. We also hold A Level revision workshops and conferences as part of developing study skills.
Psychology is the scientific study of mind and behaviour. Psychologists approach the study of human beings in different ways in an attempt to best understand why we behave as we do.
Psychology is a multifaceted discipline and includes many sub-fields of study in areas such as child development, sports psychology, health psychology, psychopathology, social behaviour and cognitive neuroscience. Psychologists perform scientific and non-scientific investigations and then apply their theoretical findings to explain everyday behaviour.
You will also be expected to complete a work placement as part of your programme of study. Study skills and employability skills will be developed with the help of your personal tutor.
Due to the current COVID-19 situation and with health and safety of our students as a priority, we have redesigned this course to include a mixture of classroom-based and online learning.
What areas will I study?
Introductory topics in psychology;
- child development
Psychology in Context – this is where we apply the different approaches used to explain human behaviour to topics such as depression and OCD. We also explore how psychologists conduct their research and statistically analyse their data.
We build on and extend knowledge gained in the first year of the course and also explore additional topics including: