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Level 3

AQA L3 A Level in Psychology


This course aims to develop students’; understanding and awareness of psychological theories and research over a variety of different areas concerned with humans and animals. Students will learn about research which will help them understand why people behave as they do.

There are three units:

Introductory Topics in Psychology :

• Social influence, Memory, Attachment and Psychopathology.

• Psychology in Context

• Approaches in Psychology, Biopsychology, Research Methods and Issues and Debates in Psychology.

Issues and Options in Psychology (2nd year)

Options could be: Gender, Schizophrenia and Forensic Psychology (subject to change)

Lessons are varied: a range of teaching styles is used throughout the course to enable students with a variety of learning styles to succeed. In addition to teacher-led discussions in class, students will also engage in practical activities, such as small research investigations, debates, group presentations, internet researches.

Students are also given the opportunity to visit a university conference specifically for A Level students, and possibly trips to other relevant, interesting places. Visiting speakers also come to tell us about their working role as psychologists.

1:1 support is available to all students.


Minimum of 5 GCSEs at 9-4, including grade 5 in
Maths, and grade 4 in English Language and a Science

Ideally, students will have:

• Good reading and writing skills, knowing how to structure

• sentences, for example, and how to read a textbook (though these study skills are further developed

• as an integral part of the course).

• Confident in maths and dealing with data

• An interest in finding out about people would be really useful: do you like ‘people-watching’;? If you do, you’;ll like Psychology.

• An interest in life and people, an enthusiastic attitude to study and learning, and a willingness to work hard.

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How to apply

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Step 1

Set Up Your Account

You’ll be prompted to create an account which will allow you to log in to our Application Tracker website whenever you wish. This will provide you with important information and you can also track the progress of your application.

Step 2


Complete each step of the application form and then submit your completed form. We’ll let you know when we’ve safely received it with an acknowledgement email.

Step 3

Application Review Meeting

Before offering you a place at college, we’ll meet with you (either in person, by telephone or online). We’ll send you a link to our booking page where you can select a time that’s convenient for you.

Step 4

Accept Your Place

Offers will be sent to you via the email address you have provided. The offer will be conditional, based on predicted GCSE grades. You’ll need to accept your offer within 14 days to secure your place.

Step 5

What next?

Once you receive your GCSE results, you’ll need to get in touch with the college to inform us of them and start your enrolment process.


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