Why choose Psychology?

Is Psychology a good choice of course?

If you are a year 11 student planning to continue with education post 16, you may already be thinking about your courses for next year. This isn’t easy, is it?! Why might Psychology be a good choice at A Level? There are lots of reasons!

It is a Science: that’s official. Psychology is now regarded as a science rather than a social science. This is because in recent years, with the development of scanners and other technology, the work that many psychologists do involves using scientific methods. The A Level course refers a great deal to this type of research.

It has aspects that are different to other sciences. The subject matter studied by psychologists is humans, and humans are notoriously complicated, so psychology employs non-scientific methods too such as surveys, observations, content analyses.

A Level Psychology is highly respected by all universities and for a wide range of courses. It is considered to be a demanding subject offering a range of valuable academic skills such as written communication, data analysis, research skills, text analysis, ability to form an argument based on considered evidence. And of course, an insight into how people’s minds work!

A Level Psychology is highly respected by all universities and for a wide range of courses. It is considered to be a demanding subject offering a range of valuable academic skills such as written communication, data analysis, research skills, text analysis, ability to form an argument based on considered evidence. And of course, an insight into how people’s minds work!

You will be able to study almost any subject at any university with A Level Psychology as one of your subjects. If in doubt, ring up and ask!

It goes with any other subjects: you don’t have to be a science student to enjoy Psychology. At St Aidan’s we have students taking every combination of subjects alongside Psychology: another reason to choose it!

Careers in Psychology

Click on the following link for valuable information and advice:

The British Psychological Society