Psychology is a fascinating area of study. It helps students understand human behaviour and mental processes, allowing you to better understand how we think, act and feel.
Offered at A Level, our psychology course is designed to develop your knowledge of psychological approaches, theories, concepts, and methods, and really makes you consider how the science of psychology works. You’ll explore case studies, learning how to draw parallels between the findings. You will also be introduced to important issues and debates in contemporary psychological topics.
Meet the Team
Dan Gage - Head of Science
Sam Jones - Teacher of Psychology
Andrea Williams - Teacher of Psychology
Tom Marks - Teacher of Psychology
Why Study Psychology?
Firstly, it’s exciting & engaging, but more than that, it can lead to degree courses including psychology, pharmacy, and teaching, with possible career routes including specialist areas of psychology, such as forensic, occupational, and health.
Our Exam Board
AQA A level Psychology
4.1 Introductory topics in Psychology
4.1.1 Social influence
4.2 Psychology in context
4.2.1 Approaches in Psychology
4.2.3 Research methods
4.3 Issues and options in Psychology
4.3.1 Issues and debates in Psychology
4.3.9 Forensic Psychology
There are three examinations:
Paper 1: Introductory topics in Psychology - 96 marks, 2 hours
Paper 2: Psychology in context - 96 marks, 2 hours
Paper 3: Issues and options in Psychology - 96 marks, 2 hours
Our Curriculum Learning Pathway
Useful Website Links
AQA Psychology for A level. Year 1 (2015) by Flanagan, C; Berry, D; Jarvis, M and Liddle, R.
AQA Psychology for A level. Year 2 (2015) by Flanagan, C; Berry, D; Jarvis, M and Liddle, R.
Friend Request (2018) by Laura Marshall
Born Evil (2018) by Julia Derek
Lies (2017) by T. M. Logan
Reaching Down the Rabbit Hole (2016) by Allan Ropper and Brian David Burrell
Good Me Bad Me (2017) by Ali Land
Selfie: How the West became Self-Obsessed (2018) by Will Storr
The Lucifer Effect: How Good People turn Evil (2008) by Philip Zimbardo
How to Survive the End of the World (2018) by Aaron Gillies