This course is designed to develop your knowledge of psychological approaches, theories, concepts, and methods, and how the science of psychology works. You’ll explore case studies, learning how to draw parallels between the findings. You will also be introduced to important issues and debates within psychology as applied to contemporary psychological topics.
You will learn about major approaches to psychology in year one, including exploring key items of research, learning about important studies related to that topic, and finding out how research is conducted in that area of psychology. You will learn to use statistical tests to help interpret data collected in class exercises.
Year two gives you an opportunity to study some uses of psychology in the real world. You will discover how the approaches you have learned about come together to explain human behaviour.
A level Psychology can lead to degree courses including psychology, pharmacy, business, personnel, and teaching. Possible career routes include specialist areas of psychology, such as forensic, occupational, and health. Students have previously studied psychology at a wide range of universities including King’s College London.