• 100%

    pass rate in 20 A-Level subjects

    Summer 2019 (including Diploma Criminology)

  • 99.1%

    overall A-Level pass rate.

    Summer 2019 (including Diploma Criminology)

  • Free meals

    Eligible students may be entitled to bursaries and free meals.

Start Date:Duration:Level:Study mode:Course location:Course Type:
08/09/20202 Years3Full-TimeHartlepool Sixth FormA-Levels

What’s it all about?

Psychology is the scientific study of behaviour and experience. Everything you think, feel and do would be of interest to a psychologist! But how can we study something as complex and mysterious as the human mind? We cannot see someone’s thoughts, emotions. Initially you will learn about classic and contemporary research studies in psychology. You will discover; the causes of phobias, why some people have no self-control and how this links to their brain functioning, how we learn to be aggressive by watching others, how we identify autism in adults, what happens if your brain is split down the middle and why do we obey unjust requests from authority figures.

You will also learn the vital skills of planning and carrying out research and the statistical analysis of data collected.

You will need GCSE English Language or English Literature at grade 6, Maths at grade 5, in addition to the general entry criteria.

Study levelCostAdditional fees
16-18FREEYou will need to provide your own stationery and you will be given the opportunity to take part in trips and visits.
19+please enquireYou will need to provide your own stationery and you will be given the opportunity to take part in trips and visits.

English and Maths are important life skills that will help you to achieve your best in your studies and progress to your dream career. If you have not already achieved grade 9-4 in GCSE Maths and/ or English at school, we will support you to improve your skills.

Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm. Days and times of study are subject to change. Timetables are confirmed at the start of term.

You will complete three modules in this subject:

Research Methods – How to conduct Psychological research.
Psychological themes through Core studies – How behaviour is explained.
Applied Psychology including ‘Issues in Mental Health’. Child psychology an

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