If you study A Level Psychology at Carmel you can expect to be taught by well-qualified, enthusiastic and very experienced staff. Above all, you will be challenged to realise your potential in a variety of exciting and innovative ways.

Psychology is the scientific study of behaviour and is primarily concerned with investigating what people do and why. The department has a history of high achievement well above the national average. Therefore, if you listen to the guidance offered by your tutors you too could be a Psychologist of the future!

Where does A Level Psychology lead?

An A Level in Psychology can take you anywhere. It is one of the most transferable subjects you can study providing you with a variety of skills. Over a quarter of our students progress on to Psychology degrees with the intention of becoming psychologists. Likewise, we have students who have progressed on to careers in medicine, vet science and a range of health professions, dentistry, law, teaching, business, sport and the media to name but a few.

Course Entry Requirements

GCSE grade 5 in English Language & Mathematics.
Science requirement – GCSE grade 55 in Combined Science or GCSE grade 5 in Biology plus one more grade 5 from Chemistry/Physics

A Level Psychology course leaflet

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A Level Psychology Course Introduction

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What our students say about A Level Psychology


Psychology student wins Cambridge Summer School Scholarship

Social Sciences ‘Behind Bars’ Conference

Psychology Alumni

Natasha Clieve – Law, Oxford University

Sam Roberts – Neuroscience, UCLan

Jessica Pepper

Liberty Maloney

What Our Students Say

I have enjoyed every minute of my time at Carmel College. Pushing myself out my comfort zone and taking a bigger step was the best decision I made, coming from a school which provided a sixth form.

Over the last two years, I have been studying Law, Psychology and English Language which have all provided me with the advanced skills I have moving forward. In particular, Psychology has been a huge eye opener allowing me to study a range of fascinating topics. From learning about attachment in infants and caregivers to why criminals offend. I couldn't recommend studying this subject more. It allows you to understand how us as humans operate and respond in the way that we do; providing me with in-depth knowledge and key exam skills preparing me for my upcoming a-levels.

Progressing onwards from Carmel College, I was lucky enough to be accepted by all five of my university choices to study Law; my firm choice being University of Liverpool. The skills I have acquired throughout my studies have enabled me to have the confidence of reaching the grades I need. My teachers at Carmel College have provided me with endless support and expertise which I will have with me for a long time.

Bella Houghton