University and Careers
A Level psychology gives our students a strong foundation for further study at academia and degree level. The knowledge our students earn can be applied to all aspects of psychology found within society as it provides a variety of academic skills especially thinking critically about the world. Studying psychology at university level allows students to explore many processes found within contemporary society, including the understanding of issues such as depression and mental illness, what it means to have a positive mental health and the scientific nature of studying the brain, biopsychology and cognitive neuroscience.
For many students the A-level course will nurture a passion for psychology and prepare students for further study of the subject at degree level. However students with an A-level in psychology also go on to study other subjects at degree level such as English, sociology, biology, business studies, law and sports science. Studying psychology at university can give students a whole host of exciting career options within the field such as clinical psychology, educational psychology, occupational psychology, and forensic psychology as well as related careers such as nursing, teaching, business development, marketing and human resources management. There are many other careers where a qualification in Psychology is useful , such as social work, charity work, and other areas of social services. Other careers include prison officers, journalists, police and teaching, scientist, banking.