Why choose this subject?

Unlock the fascinating world of the human mind with AQA Psychology. Dive into the complexities of human behavior, cognition, and emotions, and gain a deeper understanding of what makes us tick. AQA Psychology offers a dynamic and engaging curriculum that not only broadens your horizons but equips you with valuable life skills, such as critical thinking, problem-solving, and research expertise.

Whether you’re interested in pursuing a career in psychology or simply curious about the mysteries of the mind, AQA Psychology is a subject to consider.

How will this subject be delivered?

This subject is delivered by students studying topics through each exam paper. Students will start year 12 with the delivery of research methods and issues and approaches to ensure they have a strong foundation for topics such as memory and social influence.

How is it assessed?

The Psychology A Level course is assessed by three written examinations:

  • Paper 1 – Introductory topics in Psychology – 2 hours – 33.3% of A Level
  • Paper 2 – Psychology in context – 2 hours – 33.3% of A Level
  • Paper 3 – Issues and Options in Psychology – 2 hours – 33.3% of A Level

Subject specific entry requirements

Minimum grade 6 in Mathematics and/or Science.


This qualification opens doors to a diverse range of rewarding career paths. Graduates can become clinical psychologists, counsellors, educators, forensic psychologists, or work in areas like healthcare, market research, and social work. A strong foundation in psychology can also benefit roles in HR, teaching, and research. Whether you’re passionate about understanding the human mind or aspire to make a positive impact in people’s lives, A level psychology is a stepping stone to a bright and fulfilling future.

Additional costs relating to this course

Students will be expected to purchase course textbooks to support their independent study.

Level: A LEVEL

Board: AQA