Where is the course delivered?
- Bridgwater campus
What does the course involve?
A Level Psychology takes a broad approach to the subject and covers topics ranging from Abnormality and Developmental Psychology, right the way up to Neuro-psychology, Animal Behaviour, Psychoanalysis and beyond. Students will learn about great thinkers like Freud, Skinner and Bowlby and develop an understanding of what makes people tick.
The Psychology team takes great pride in knowing that they prepare students for examinations. Throughout the course students will be taught the key strategies for success at A Level, including extensive preparation for examinations, unique revision methods and guidance from experienced staff.
A minimum of five GCSEs A* to C or 9 to 5 is recommended for A Level study, including Maths and English.
Due to the rigorous, essay-based approach to this subject and the amount of in-depth reading required, it is recommended that you achieve 5 or above in GCSE English.
What are the assessment methods?
Students will be assessed through examinations. There are three exams at the end of the A Level. Preparation for examinations takes the form of regular assignments which are assessed in accordance with AQA mark schemes.
How long is the course?
What are the College attendance requirements?Every week you will spend six hours in taught lessons. You will be assigned work each week that will need to be completed in self-study hours at College or at home.
What are the progression options?
Each year the majority of A Level students will progress onto university. Some will choose to pursue an interest in Psychology, but most will use Psychology A Level to prove to admission tutors that they have a wide range of skills. A Level Psychology is especially useful as it straddles the boundary between science and the humanities, thus indicating the possession of skills in both areas.
Whilst it is true that work in many psychological fields will require further study at degree level and beyond, it is also equally true that employers in a wide range of industries value A Level Psychology in its own right.