This course is for 16-19 year olds who have an interest in the study of the human mind and behaviour and want to embrace an understanding of aspects of conscious and unconscious experience as well as thought. This course is for those who want to develop an understanding of yourself and other people. Students need to write well, show initiative and be prepared to discuss and debate.
General Qualifications: For 3 A-Level subjects you require between 5 and 6 GCSEs grade A*-C (8/9-4/5) in academic subjects, taken at one sitting. Specifically for psychology you need a B grade/grade 5 in both GCSE English Language and maths.
In your first year you will study topics such as research methods, social psychology, individual differences and cognitive psychology. This will form a sound basis for the second year, in which you will study topics such as biopsychology, addiction, schizophrenia and many more. Classes are lively with much focus on debate, analysis, contemporary examples, scientific data analysis and gives you an opportunity to participate in super-curriculum enrichment with external bodies such as the University of Oxford Experimental Psychology department. Psychology is an academic discipline and a social science which seeks to understand individuals and groups by establishing general principles and researching specific cases. The course incorporates both the scientific study of human behaviour and its biological, cognitive, and social bases, and the systematic application of this knowledge to applied problems.
Assessment will be 100% examination based at the end of the second year. There will be numerous assessment opportunities throughout the two years to prepare students for the year two exam, including an end of year mock in year one.
On successful completion of this course, you will achieve an A Level in Psychology. Psychology is an academic A-Level and is accepted by all good universities.
Please complete an application form and return it to the College, either online, by post or in person at the Wood Street Campus. References will be required from your previous educational establishment.
Yes, you will have to meet with a member of staff for an interview.
You will be expected to buy the core textbook (approximately £20).
To apply or enrol for this course you must first create an account with the College. This is a simple process that should not take more than a few minutes.
If you have any difficulties with applying online or have any other questions please Contact Us, or call 020 8266 4000. Please note this is not a 24 hour helpline.