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A-Level Psychology

  • Fee
    16-18 Free  /  19+ £2,172 per year*
  • Duration of course 72 Weeks (Over 2 years)
  • Course type Full-time
  • This course is suitable for 16-18; Adults

To apply for A Levels

Please choose an initial A Level you would like to apply for, then follow the on screen instructions on the online application form.  Add the names of the additional A Levels you would like to study into your personal statement, indicating why you have selected those options.

Course content
Psychology is the science of the mind and behaviour. On the A1 course, you will learn about Social Influence, Memory, Attachments Psychopathology, Approaches and Research Methods. The A2 course content includes issues and debates and 3 options (Schizophrenia, Addiction and Gender). This all ties in with scientific enquiry and mathematical calculations. There will also be an element of understanding of research. 

What have students who have taken this course in the past progressed to?
Students that have studied Psychology go into a wide range of professions and on to higher courses. Students who study Psychology do so as it fits in really well with other A-level subjects. Many universities regard Psychology as a Science subject, so it's a suitable subject for medical ambitions. You may have an interest in helping or caring professions, counselling, nursing or occupational health. Psychology can be useful for anyone wanting to work in jobs that involved organising people, whether that be in management, training or teaching.
Some of our previous Psychology students are now studying on degree courses in Psychology, Forensics, Criminology, Law, Social Work, Medicine, Nursing, Philosophy, International Relations, Business Studies and Management, Sport, Physiotherapy and Archaeology.

How will I learn?

You will experience a variety of teaching methods and styles, both classroom based and be expected to undertake experiments in the field. We will also go on a few trips to museums and academic events in London. You will also get the chance to complete a dissection in the biology laboratory.   

How will I be assessed?

You will have three theoretical written examinations at the end of the course.  The exam will be under timed conditions.

Equipment and other costs

Specific to this course, you will be expected to buy a textbook and some relevant other books or periodicals. You will be expected to contribute to the cost of any tickets for external events although these are often subsidised.   

For further information please call 020 7258 2721, email or come to one of our Open Days.


Is there additional work required by the student?

You will be expected to spend around 5 hours per week outside lesson time to complete set work.

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What qualifications or skills do I need to show I have before I can enrol?

You should possess at least 6 GCSEs including Maths at grade 5 and English at grade 6, plus grade 6 in core/additional Science or Biology.

Expected prior knowledge

You should have a sound scientific background at GCSE level and a keen interest in people generally.

English level

GCSE grade 6 or above.

Mathematics level

GCSE Grade 5 or above.​

For further information please call 020 7258 2721, email or come to one of our Open Days.

* Fee information

Fees shown are set against the current year (August 2016 to July 2017) and are subject to change when Government funding changes are announced.

All our full time further education courses (Entry to Level 3) are free if you are 16-18 years old and meet UK residency requirements. Depending on your circumstances, you may also be eligible for financial support to help with other costs associated with your course such as free school meals and travel.

If you are  enrolling onto a Level 3 or 4 course and aged 19 or over, you may be required to pay fees depending on your residency status, educational background and personal circumstances.