A Level


Qualification Type

A Level

Additional Entry Requirements

Grade 5 in English and Science, 4 in Maths


3 summer exams at end of the second year, there is no coursework

Opportunities for Work Related Activities

Discover why humans think and behave the way that they do. Study some of the most pioneering pieces of research into human behaviour, early social development and the secrets behind what drives all of our actions.

Course Overview

Includes units such as:

Early Social Development: Attachment, affects of disrupted attachment, day care.

Abnormality: Definitions of abnormality, biological and psychological approaches and treatments.

Eating behaviour: Attitudes, cultural influences, neural mechanisms, evolutionary explanations and eating disorders.

Schizophrenia: Biological and psychological explanations for the condition and therapies.


BSc (Hons) Psychology degree; BSc Psychology with sociology/law/criminology/counselling.


Clinical/educational/occupational psychologist; counsellor; teacher; lecturer; social worker; youth counsellor; music therapist