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King's Group Academies

Psychology is a fascinating subject. The word psychology is derived from two Greek words: psyche (mind or spirit) and logos (discourse or study) which, when put together, produce “study of the mind”. A level Psychology will give you the opportunity to develop critical skills such as analysis, interpretation and evaluation as you explore how psychology has contributed to an understanding of individual, society and different cultures. This is the knowledge one needs to acquire not just for A level, but for the entire life.

What you will study

During the course you will study the following units:

  • Social Influence
  • Memory
  • Attachment
  • Psychopathology
  • Biopsychology
  • Relationships
  • Schizophrenia
  • Forensic psychology
  • Approaches in psychology

Entry Requirements

  • GCSE English and Maths at grade 5 or GCSE Science at grade 6 or above.
  • Two other GCSE’s at grade C or above.

Future opportunities

A qualification in psychology opens up opportunities in a diverse range of careers such as management, marketing, law and the media. It also offers the possibility of continued study in forensic or legal psychology counselling, industrial/occupational psychology, educational psychology and applied research.