Course Location


Marple College



Course Overview

Psychology is the scientific study of mind and behaviour. It is about understanding people. It is about understanding yourself. Psychology as a subject is like a jigsaw, and each piece of the jigsaw represents a different type of psychology.Psychologists have questions: ‘Why did people obey Adolf Hitler? How is the human mind constructed? What is the importance of early life to our personality as young people? What is bipolar disorder, paranoid schizophrenia, anorexia nervosa?’ And having asked these questions, psychologists seek answers.

Further Details


College 16-18

Start Date


Course Duration

- 2 Years


A Levels

5 GCSEs at grade 5 or above, including a minimum of a grade 4 in English Language and Maths. For A Level Psychology we are looking for applicants to achieve a grade 5 in a Science. Psychology involves considerable written skills but also a degree of mathematical/analytical skill.

Psychology students are more than just students. They are psychologists themselves. They are explorers of the human mind and behaviour and apply these skills both in and outside of the classroom. Psychology is more than just a course – it is a way of understanding the world.

Upon completing this course, students may choose to go inot the following roles: Teacher, Clinical psychologist, Child psychologist, Social worker, Counsellor and more.

Clinical psychologist
Child psychologist
Social worker
Human resources worker

A level Psychology is 100% exam based. You will complete three x 2-hour exam papers at the end of the course.

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