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Full time
2 years
September only

In Psychology you will learn the fundamentals of the subject and develop skills including critical analysis, independent thinking and research.

These courses have been designed to support you to progress onto university as well as careers in a variety of fields. Subject related topics and guest speakers will also feature as part of your study programme.

The topics studied on this course are:

  • Social influence
  • Memory
  • Attachment
  • Psychopathology
  • Research methods
  • Approaches
  • Bio Psychology
  • Gender
  • Schizophrenia
  • Forensics
  • Issues and debates

Assessment is 100% exam based.

Future career opportunities may include:

  • National and Local Government
  • Human Resources
  • Healthcare
  • Social Work
  • Voluntary Agencies
  • Education
  • Criminology
  • Management

Positive Futures is a set of essential qualities, embedded throughout your study programme, that we seek to develop in all students: 

  • Commitment
  • Collaboration
  • Confidence
  • Resilience

You will also engage in the Positive Futures Careers Programme, developing key employability skills through a diverse range of activities including work placements, volunteering, employer talks, industry study visits and employment and university fairs.

For A-level programmes: 6 GCSEs at grade 9-4 (to include 3 GCSEs at grade 9-4 and 3 GCSEs at grade 9-5). Require grade 9-4 in English Language and Maths.
For A-level Psychology: Grade 9-5 English Language

As a Bury College student you will have access to a wide range of enrichment opportunities which will contribute to your personal growth and development and support your academic studies. 

These may include:

  • Art Club
  • Chess Club
  • Dance, Drama and Singing Workshops
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award
  • Gaming Hub
  • Music Club
  • Pride Club
  • Student Ambassador Scheme
  • A wide range of sport including Badminton, Cricket, Football, Fitness Training, Nerf, Netball, Volleyball and Table Tennis.

Please Note: We attempt to ensure that all information contained within this website is correct and up-to-date. However, some details may change as we review and update our provision. Although every effort is made to provide the teaching, examination, assessment and other services detailed on this website and in our other publications, Bury College cannot guarantee the provision of such programmes, services, facilities and fees. Bury College reserves the right to amend, withdraw, alter or amalgamate any of the courses, locations and facilities detailed within at any time. Should circumstances require such amendments, Bury College undertakes to use all reasonable steps to minimise the resultant disruption to those services and most importantly to students.

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