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A Level, Level 3

Applied Psychology

Please note: This course will begin in September 2022. Applicants for September 2021 are advised to apply for A Level Psychology.

Psychology is the scientific study of the human mind. You will be introduced to some basic ideas from different approaches within psychology, for example, cognitive and biological approaches to the understanding of behaviour. You will explore concepts such as gender, aggression and consumer habits. You will learn how to apply psychology to real life situations and conduct your own research.


Your course will consist of a mix of coursework and external examinations over two years. You will develop skills in critical thinking, collaborative working, self-reflection and your ability to write at an academic level. Psychology can benefit many careers, this course focuses on units that suit fields such as health and social care and the criminal justice system.

Many of our students progress to study a University degree in Psychology.


The minimum requirements are at least 4 GCSEs at Grade 5 and maths and English should be at least a grade 4. If you intend to take Psychology at degree level, it is advisable to study Core Maths too due to the research methods component of the course.

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