Course Overview

Psychology is the scientific study of the human mind and behaviour. This two-year A Level course will look at how behaviour is determined and influenced within a multi-disciplined approach. These approaches vary from social to biological perspectives with a heavy emphasis on scientific rigour in the form of research methods.  Psychology will complement all science, sociology, English and health & social care courses.

Course Outline

Components of Course
9 Topics:
•     Social Psychology
•     Cognitive Psychology
•     Biological Psychology
•     Learning Theories
•     Clinical Psychology
•     Criminological Psychology
•     Child Psychology
•     Health Psychology
•     Psychological Skill

Your work will be assessed regularly throughout the course via directed study, class tests and major assessments at key times throughout the year.

No Coursework. 100% Examination

Examination 100%
At the end of year 2. 3 Exam papers, 2 hours each.
Each exam question contains questions on year 1 and year 2 work.

Exam Board

Entry Requirements

A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 and above, with at least two at grade 6. You should have Maths and English at grade 5.


Studying Psychology gives you a broad range of skills that span both science and the arts and opens up opportunities with a variety of employers ranging from multi-national companies to privately run businesses and work within the health sector.
Jobs directly related to your degree include:
Clinical psychologist
Counseling psychologist
Educational psychologist
Forensic psychologist
Further education teacher
Health psychologist
Occupational psychologist
Primary care graduate mental health worker
Psychological wellbeing practitioner
Sport and exercise psychologist

Frequently Asked Questions

How does the college allocate places to students?

All applicants will be invited to attend an admissions interview. An offer of a place to study at Cadbury Sixth Form College is made subject to you meeting the College's standard entry grade requirements.

How much does it cost to study at Cadbury Sixth Form College?

There are no tuition fees for 16-18 year-olds. Students are asked to pay a £25 book deposit when they enrol at the college, however this is returned at the end of the two years of study when all books and resources have been returned to the college. Some subjects will offer field trips which may impose some additional costs, however these costs will be kept to a minimum and these field trips are not compulsory.

When does enrolment take place?

Enrolment takes place from GCSE Results Day. Further details about enrolment and a date/time for your individual appointment will be sent to you in a letter over the summer holiday. Enrolment takes on average 1-2 hours.

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