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Pupils have the option to study Psychology in the Sixth Form at AS and A Level, following the OCR Psychology specification.

At AS, the course concentrates on developing an understanding of Psychology as an investigative subject and looks in detail at 15 Core Studies in Psychology, with examples drawn from each of the five Psychological Approaches: Cognitive, Developmental, Physiological, Social and Individual Differences. Students are also introduced to the major Psychological Research Methods and are provided with opportunities to carry out example investigations.

At A2, the course involves further experience in Psychological Research Methods and an in-depth study of two areas of Applied Psychology:

  • Forensic Psychology - investigating psychological studies related to crime
  • Health and Clinical Psychology - investigating aspects of psychology relating to healthy living and the understanding of dysfunctional behaviour and psychological disorders


Lower and Upper Sixth Students attend exam revision days held in London and other educational visits are arranged as appropriate.

Staff Position
Mr Gary Bird (BSc Victoria University of Wellington, MSc Canterbury Christ Church) Head of Psychology
Lancing College, Lancing, West Sussex BN15 0RW | Contact | Terms