Desirable Criteria: GCSE B grades or higher in English is compulsory. GCSE B in Maths and Biology is also desirable. This course combines elements of all of the mentioned subjects.
All units are externally examined, there is no coursework element.
In the examination, questions require you to explain and evaluate the theoretical concepts and applications. Therefore, a sound level of critically analysing, evaluating and extended writing is needed for this course.
AS/A-level Psychology is accepted as a science subject by many universities (check individual course requirements).
A study of Psychology will introduce you to the following skills: research, analysis and interpretation of data, communication, information technology, effective team working, problem solving and reasoning, all of which are highly valued by employers.
University graduates in Psychology are found in teaching, industry, social services, the media, information technology computing, marketing and government agencies. Here are some careers where Psychology graduates have ended up:
- Educational Psychology
- Clinical Psychology
- Occupational Psychology
- Forensic Psychology
- Health Psychology
- Sport Psychology
- Counselling / Therapy
- Social Work
- Speech and Language Therapy
- Human Resource Management
- Civil service