Welcome to LHS Psychology Department

Why should I take A level Psychology?

Psychology is the study of the mind and behaviour. Studying for a psychology A Level will introduce you to the concept of why people behave the way they do, and the influence internal and external factors have on this. By the end of Year 13, you will have a good understanding of the theories which underpin understanding of people and their behaviours and how this applies to our daily lives.

As a new topic for most students at A Level, you will be introduced to a number of concepts and ideas you may not have come across before. This will enhance your skillset and provide the opportunity to transfer your learnings to other subjects.

An A-Level in Psychology will typically allow you to pursue university-level qualifications in a variety of areas including Counselling, Social Work, Education, Human resources, Marketing, Accountancy, Business Studies, Healthcare, Personnel Management, Teaching, Law, the Legal Professions, Scientific Research and many more.

What will it involve?

Psychology embraces all aspects of the human experience – from the functions of the brain to the environment in which humans and other animals develop. Our A Level courses have been carefully designed to provide a broad introduction to the scope and nature of psychology as a science.

The emphasis of our course is on applying your knowledge and understanding rather than just acquiring knowledge. Giving you the opportunity to develop analytical skills and your ability to evaluate evidence and engage in critical thinking.

What else do I need to know?

We currently offer the following qualifications:

  • AS level Psychology
  • A level Psychology


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