Psychology A Level - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

From sexuality to schizophrenia, deception to depression, and autism to amnesia, this is the science of mind and behaviour, using a huge variety of experiments, case studies and theories to help you understand why we act as we do. You will study everything from electrocuting rats to Nazi death camps, improve your memory and cure your friends of phobias. Psychology students come from a variety of academic disciplines, from Fine Art to Physical Science.

Assessment Methods

You will be assessed through written examinations. Preparation for examinations takes the form of regular assignments which are assessed in accordance with AQA mark schemes.

Progression Options

Each year the majority of A Level students will progress onto university. Some choose to pursue an interest in Psychology, but most will use the Psychology A Level to prove to admission tutors that they have a wide range of skills. A Level Psychology is especially useful as it straddles the boundary between science and the humanities, thus indicating the possession of skills in both areas.

Whilst it is true that work in many psychological fields will require further study at degree level and beyond, it is also equally true that employers in a wide range of industries value A Level Psychology in its own right.

Course Summary

Course Title Psychology A Level
Entry Requirements

You need five GCSEs in the A* to C or 9 to 5 range, including Maths and
English. Due to the rigorous, essay-based approach to this subject and the
amount of in-depth reading required, it is recommended that you achieve 5 or
more in GCSE English.

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I chose to study at the College as it offered me the chance to study the subject I was most interested in and it has an excellent reputation, so I knew I could achieve here.

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