A Level Psychology

Your Unique Experience

You will explore a variety of subjects in a highly challenging but supportive setting. You will have specialist support with individual projects and peer support during group work sessions. There will be an opportunity for 1:1 support form grade improvement sessions on this course.

Course Content

Psychology is a popular and diverse science, investigating an enormous range of behaviours and mental processes, including cognitive, social, developmental and abnormal psychology. There is an emphasis on applying knowledge rather than just acquiring knowledge, thereby developing students’ transferable skills of analysis, evaluation and critical thinking. This course is invaluable in giving you an insight into how you and others think, equipping you with communication skills that you can utilise throughout life. If you have an intrinsic interest in human behaviour and ‘how science works’ then Psychology is for you.

More than just a Course

Psychology is the scientific study of the mind and behaviour. The course covers a wide range of topics, including memory, psychopathology, biopsychology, schizophrenia and data analysis. Running through all topics is a strong emphasis on the scientific process. Understanding human behaviour can help address many of the problems and issues in society today. This course will develop a range of valuable skills, including critical analysis, independent thinking and research. These skills are particularly relevant to young people and are transferable to further study and the workplace. If you have an intrinsic interest in human behaviour and how science works, then psychology is for you.

Course Format

Full time programme

Entry Qualifications

5 Grade A-C, in Grade 4 in GCSE Mathematics and C in Science


This course will allow you to further your education through degree courses in related fields such as, clinical, occupational, educational, health and sport


For enquiries please contact the College on 0161 908 6789 or web: www.tameside.ac.uk/contact.

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Please Note: While every effort is made to maintain the accuracy of these details, changes can and do occur. Government policy changes rapidly (particularly from one academic year to the next) which often has an effect on availability, eligibility for funding and the fee contribution required. Please confirm the course details when enrolling.