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What is Psychology?

Psychology is the understanding of human behaviour” and is vital in areas like social work, teaching, and counselling. The principles of psychology enable us to understand behaviour- vital in the world’s current climate.





Why Study Psychology?

Have you ever wondered why it’s not until you get to the top of the street that you start to worry about leaving the front door unlocked! Or how long it takes for somebody to form a first impression of you? According to University of Toledo psychology professor, Dr. Frank Bernieri, first impressions are formed within 30 seconds and often make the crucial difference in a job interview or a first date. The study of psychology will help us to understand such phenomena! viour- vital in the world’s current climate.



What Will I Learn?

The course follows the AQA specification which is the most popular A level specification in the country.

We cover a range of Psychological topics in both the AS and the A2 years which will give you a broad idea of Psychological theories in many areas.


We cover Research Methods, Memory, Attachment, social influence, approaches, biopsychology and psychopathology.


We cover more scientific depth at A level looking at data handling, inferential testing then content ranging from forensic psychology to stress


The content of the A-Level is assessed in a linear format and students will have to learn the whole content for exams in the second year to gain a top grade.


What Do I Need to Study Psychology?

In order to study Psychology at AS/A2 it is preferable to have gained a minimum of 5 A*-C grades at GCSE, including Maths, English and Science. It is strongly recommended that pupils attain a grade B in Science and English due to the nature of the subject.



If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us:

Ms O Tattum, Head of Sixth Form
0161 212 1930

Mr A Dobson, Subject Leader for Psychology

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