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HABattersea: Psychology



Psychology is a unique A level in that it is the only subject to examine the individual, their mind and cognitive processes. The course concentrates on developing an understanding of the different psychological processes that take place within different individuals and ways that these can be explained using up to date psychological research and investigations. It also helps students to structure and answer in depth questions about develop their thinking whilst broadening their horizons and their understanding of the world and the variety of people within it. It is a highly respected subject by employers demanding skills from science, maths and English.

Course breakdown

Year 1:

Unit 1: Social Influence, Memory, Attachment

Unit 2: Approaches in psychology, Psychopathology, Research Methods

Year 2:

Unit 3: Issues and debates within psychology

Unit 4: Schizophrenia, Eating behaviour and stress

Entry requirements

Ideally, student should achieve a B grade in mathematics, English and Science.


Year 1 Assessment:

2 examinations (1 hr 30 mins each)

No coursework

Year 2 Assessment:

3 examinations (2 hours each)

Enrichment opportunities

Enrichment opportunities include:

  • Taster Days at universities
  • Conducting and designing psychological research
  • Creating hypothesis and critiquing research already implemented through debates and discussion

Subject combinations

Students often study Psychology A-level alongside History, Media Studies, English and Sociology.

Career pathways

Appropriate for undergraduate study and can lead to successful careers in: Education, Health Care, Psychiatry, Research development, Child Psychology, Media, Police, Health Psychology, Advertising, Sports Psychology, Business Development, Event Management.

What our students say

“Psychology has changed the way I see people and their actions. It has made me question society and explore the individualities of people.”




















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