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Psychology A Level - Level 3

Overview

Psychology is applied to almost all aspects of life and is key to understanding human  behaviour. You will learn the skills needed to decode human behaviour, develop an understanding of the different areas of psychology and explore topical issues.

What does it combine with?

Start dates and fees

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September 20224451Apply online

What will I study?

The Psychology A Level will equip you with the skills and knowledge to decode human behaviour in everyday life.

You can expect to develop an understanding of different areas of psychology such as cognition, child development, social psychology and individual differences.

You will also learn how topical issues, such as eyewitness testimony, the media and stress, can be better understood and managed by looking at them from a psychological perspective.

Entry requirements

  • Five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including grade 4 in English language, grade 4 in maths, plus grades 4/4 in double science or 4/4/4 in triple science. GCSE psychology is not essential, but if you have studied the subject previously, you will need to have a minimum of grade 4.
  • Following your application you will normally be offered a place subject to achieving the entry requirements and attending a welcome taster.

Study programmes - essential skills for employment

As an entry requirement on some of our courses, you will need a GCSE in both English and maths with at least a grade 4/C (please see entry requirements above).

If this isn’t displayed under the entry requirements and you don’t currently have a GCSE in both English and maths at grade 4/C or above before joining us, you will then study English and maths as part of your programme with the aim of achieving a qualification with at least a grade 4/C. This is to help improve your chances of employment once you leave us.

In addition, to help you gain essential skills for employment, all students aged 19 and under and studying a full-time course with us will take part in our study programmes.

How long is the course?

2 years.

How will I be assessed?

This course is assessed solely by examination, with exams scheduled for May/June at the end of the second year.

Success rates

Pass rate in 2021 - 100%.

What does the course lead to?

In the future you may choose to specialise in a certain area of psychology or pursue a career as a physiologist or counsellor.

What else can I do?

The A Level in psychology combines well with biology, law, media and sociology.

What can I progress onto?

Further study at university-level in subjects including health studies, criminology, science and psychology.

Careers

How do I apply?

You don’t need to apply for each A Level course you are interested in individually.

Once we have received your application form we will invite you into college where we will be able to discuss every aspect of the courses you have chosen as well as any alternatives you may be considering.

You will also have the opportunity to visit the areas of the college used for your course choices.

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Why choose West Notts?

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100% A Level pass rate in 2020.

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