Haverhill Community Sixth Form


What makes people obey authority regardless of personal ethics? Why do others resist? How does memory work? How much is mental health dictated by our genes, and to what degree is it a result of our environment? 

These are a few of the questions addressed within the fascinating world of Psychology, a subject which is intrinsic to our daily life.

If you are someone with an inquisitive mind who yearns to understand more about how we interact with the world, then come and study Psychology at A-level.

Psychology is a widely respected discipline which will allow you to develop vital skills, from analytical writing, critical thinking and abstract reasoning to understanding research methods and statistical processing. 

Course details

Qualification: A-level

Exam Board: AQA

Exam make-up: Individual exam (100%) / Coursework (0%)

Unit Titles: Paper 1 – Introductory topics in psychology. Paper 2 – Psychology in context. Paper 3 – Issues and options in Psychology. 

Key skills required: A passion for science, essay writing skills, research skills and analytical thinking. 

Entry Requirements: Grade 5/5 in Combined Science or Grade 5 in Biology at GCSE

Career prospects:

  • Psychotherapist 
  • Sports Psychologist 
  • Media and Advertising 
  • Marketing 
  • Charities Administrator 
  • Consultant 
  • Counsellor 
  • Government Research Officer 
  • Health Service Manager 
  • Insurance Underwriter 
  • Mental Health Nurse 
  • Retail Banker 
  • Solicitor 
  • Speech and Language Therapist 
  • Teacher 

Complementary subjects: Biology, Physics, Maths, Sociology and A-level PE

Staff details

Name: Mrs Bevan

Degree Subject: Psychology BSc (Hons) 1.1

University studied at: The Open University (BSc), University of Suffolk (PGCE)


“Psychology at HC6 was great!

The A-level course ignited my passion for the subject and inspired me to progress onto a psychology Degree.

I have now been accepted on to the Civil Service Fast Stream as a researcher for the DBEI.”

Chloe Tabor
A Level/BTEC grade achieved: A
Studied at University of Surrey