Psychology


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GCE A Level

Specific requirements

  • B (5) grade or above in English Language
  • B (5) grade or above in Maths or science related subject.

An interest in the scientific analysis of human behaviour is vital.

Entry requirements on ‘SSFC Course Information, Advice & Guidance’ document also apply.

What will I study?

Psychology can be defined as the scientific study of human behaviour. During the course you will learn how to describe, predict and modify human behaviour. Psychology is a challenging subject. It requires not only skills of written communication, but also the ability to collect, analyse and evaluate data.

In Psychology lessons you can expect to engage in class debates, conduct practical’s and address a number very interesting questions, for example:

  • Are criminals born or made?
  • How and why memory disorders such as Alzheimer’s occur ?
  • Do you think that our behaviour is shaped by the environment around us or is it a product of our biology?

Where does it lead?

A number of Psychology students go on to higher education courses. In recent years more than 65% of our students went into higher education. Our students go on to do a number of different courses at university due to the transferable skills acquired at A level.

In previous years our students have gone onto study subjects  such as psychology, teaching, social work, nursing, medicine and law. It is also useful in careers such physiotherapy, policing and business.