Statement of Intent

The main purpose of this qualification is to prepare learners by providing a suitable foundation for the study of psychology or related courses in Higher Education. A further purpose of this qualification is to prepare learners intending to pursue careers or further study in social sciences, or as part of a general education.

The OCR A Level qualification in Psychology enables learners to:

  • Develop essential knowledge and understanding of different areas of the subject and how they relate to each other
  • Develop and demonstrate a deep appreciation of the skills, knowledge and understanding of scientific methods
  • Develop competence and confidence in a variety of practical, mathematical and problem solving skills
  • Develop their interest in and enthusiasm for the subject, including developing an interest in further study and careers associated with the subject
  • Understand how society makes decisions about scientific issues and how the sciences contribute to the success of the economy and society.

Other resources   -  e-book

Extracurricular opportunities:

  • A trip to the London Freud Museum
  • A trip to University of Essex to participate in a research study


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Key stage 5 Psychology 23rd Aug 2022 Download
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