Studying AS in the first year and progressing to the full A Level in the second is a great way to study A Levels, but you may have the option to study the full A Level in a single year.
Why do people do the things they do, or think the way they think? How do our brains work and what influence does our environment have on our behaviour?
Studying psychology will give you an amazing insight into the human mind, you’ll conduct research, discuss and debate the big issues with your fellow classmates and discover the work of the great pioneers in the field.
You will study this course alongside 2 or 3 other A Levels and you will be able to select your chosen subjects when you apply online.
This course is perfect if you want to find out more about the link between people’s behaviour and their environment and enjoy carrying out investigations to look for patterns in behaviour.
- (AS Level) social influence, memory, attachment, approaches in psychology, psychopathology and research methods
- (A Level) the AS Level topics listed above plus issues and debates in psychology, and three from the following topics: relationships, gender, cognition and development, schizophrenia, eating behaviour, stress, aggression, forensic psychology and addiction.
How to apply for this course
Choose one of the options from the table below and hit "Apply".
You will select your individual subjects when you complete the application.
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Start: 7th September 2020
AS Level (1 year)
Course code: C000451 / Q002476
Start: 8th September 2020
A Level Programme Intensive (1 year)
Course code: C000453 / Q000510
AS/A level Psychology
AS Level: 1 year with the option to progress to the full A Level the following year provided you achieve a Grade D in two or more of your subjects.
A Level Intensive: 1 year
1 year AS Level Programme:
1 year Intensive A Level Programme:
Applicants with predicted GCSE grades 1 or 2 points below the entry requirement for an A Level:
If your predicted grades do not meet the entry requirements for either 1 or 2 of your chosen A Level subject choices, don’t worry we will still make you a conditional offer. We advise that you think about a second choice of course as a back-up plan. You can meet with us for a supportive, friendly and impartial discussion to look at other courses that Nottingham College has to offer. For more information contact High Pavement Sixth Form admissions by telephone on 0115 9100 100 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Applicants who choose 4 subjects but only have the entry requirements to study 3:
If your predicted grades do not meet the entry requirements to study 4 A Level subjects, don’t worry we will still make you a conditional offer for all 4. At your ‘Get Ready for College’ day you will undertake tasters in your subjects and at this point you can discuss your options with subject staff at the event, to help you finalise your subject choices. Final A Level choices however will be made at enrolment in August when your GCSE results are confirmed.
AS Level: two examination papers all requiring written answers.
A Level: three examination papers all requiring written answers.
If you achieve at least a Grade D in two or more of your AS Level subjects, you will progress to the full A Level.
Psychology provides an excellent gateway for a wide range of higher education courses.
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