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A-Level Psychology

Practical Vs Theory


Course overview

Ever won­dered if prison real­ly does change crim­i­nal behav­iour? Or why some peo­ple con­form? Or per­haps if the expe­ri­ence you had before the age of five real­ly do shape the per­son you are today? Psy­chol­o­gy is the sci­ence of the human mind and behav­iour, and includes the study of men­tal health and social changes.


Entry Require­ments

The stan­dard require­ment for A Lev­els at Stam­ford Col­lege is 5 GCSEs at Grade 5/C or above as a min­i­mum for human­i­ties sub­jects and 6/B in maths for all sci­ence sub­jects.

Each A Lev­el sub­ject has its own addi­tion­al entry require­ments, please see below

Min­i­mum grade 5/C or above in maths, grade 5/C or above in sci­ence and grade 6/B or above in an essay based subject.

We will review each appli­ca­tion on a case-by-case basis to ensure you get a place on the course most suit­able for you. We offer an online inter­view which will explain the A Lev­el pro­gramme and also allow for an infor­mal chat with the tutor for each sub­ject before an offer to study with us can be made to you.

Once enrolled one of the ways we make sure the course is right for you is through a very effec­tive 6 weeks to suc­cess’ pro­gramme that oper­ates from the first day you start your course. This includes sup­port such as (but not lim­it­ed to):

  • Allow­ing you to change sub­ject and course if you change your mind or find the course is not right for you in the first 6 weeks ‑sub­ject to availability 
  • Mov­ing you between A‑Levels and a Lev­el 3 Diplo­ma if you are find­ing your cur­rent lev­el too hard — sub­ject to availability 
  • One-to-one reviews with your aca­d­e­m­ic tutor to ensure you are pro­gress­ing and achiev­ing well
Our course enquiries and admis­sions team can be con­tact­ed at enquiries@​stamford.​ac.​uk should you have any fur­ther questions.

Poten­tial Future Career

Exam­ple job roles in:

  • Foren­sic Psychologist
  • Occu­pa­tion­al Therapist
  • Clin­i­cal Psychologist
  • Nurse
  • Teacher

Study­ing fur­ther degrees in:

  • Psy­chol­o­gy
  • Crim­i­nol­o­gy
  • Soci­ol­o­gy
  • Teach­ing
  • Law

Course Con­tent

You will study the fol­low­ing units:

  • Social influ­ence
  • Mem­o­ry
  • Attach­ment
  • Approach­es in Psychology
  • Bio-psy­chol­o­gy
  • Psy­chopathol­o­gy
  • Research meth­ods


  • Rela­tion­ships
  • Stress
  • Addic­tion


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Ellie achieved A*, A, A and was accept­ed in to New­cas­tle Uni­ver­si­ty to study Bio­med­ical Sci­ence with her results in Maths, Chem­istry and Biology.

Ellie Bird



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