Anyone choosing Psychology because they think they’re in for an easy ride should quickly reconsider. This very demanding A Level shares its assessment objectives with the other science subjects and it is as academic and rigorous as them. Many students choose Psychology without truly understanding what the subject is and there are many misconceptions about it. Psychology students can expect to learn scientific, biological, and sociological explanations for human behaviours. They can expect to study the work of psychologists and to have to learn and understand a great number of case studies. Like all sciences, there is a mathematical element and an understanding of statistics is helpful.

Psychology complements the other sciences well or can sit alongside humanities subjects and students considering careers in the medical sciences may find it useful.