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    Finding Us

    We are in easy reach from various methods of transport:

    94, 237, 266. 207, 260, 283, 228

    Goldhawk Road (Hammersmith and City Line), Ravenscourt Park (District Line)

    Limited parking is available at Hammersmith Academy. Visitors are encouraged to travel via public transport.

    Should you choose to travel by car please be advised that on street parking is available at a cost of £1.10 per half hour (as of April 2013) chargeable between the hours of 9.00am to 5.00pm (Mon-Fri).

    Hammersmith Academy
    25 Cathnor Road
    W12 9JD

    t: 020 8222 6000
    f: 0208 222 6728





A Level Psychology

Psychology is the scientific study of the mind and human behaviour. Students considering taking Psychology need to be curious and enjoy thinking about questions such as: How does memory work? Why do people have fears about common (and sometimes strange) objects? How do other people influence our behaviour? What is normal? Why do some people get more stressed than others?

Studying Psychology allows a better understanding of the human mind and how everyday behaviour is influenced by the world around us. It will enable the development of critical thinking and evaluative skills and the understanding of many social, scientific and contemporary issues involved in our daily life.

Exam Board: AQA

Entry Requirements: Eight or more GCSEs at grades 9-4 including a minimum Grade 6 in English Language, Maths and Science (preferably biology).

Skills Gained

  • Critical thinking skills – the ability to look at the same stimulus/human behaviour from varying perspectives and approaches.
  • Essay writing skills – these will be developed through 3 assessment objectives – accurately conveying knowledge (AO1), applying knowledge to specific material (AO2) and effective evaluation (AO3)
  • Acquire subject specific vocabulary that can help across subjects
  • Develop a more global perspective – will be exposed to varying global examples of human behaviour
  • Communication and people skills – you will develop your understanding of people and their motivations for their behaviour and be able to verbally communicate effectively with a variety of differing people

Supporting Trips

  • Freud Museum
  • Wellcome Collection
  • University Taster Day Sessions for Psychology
  • Science Museum
  • Bethlem Royal Hospital
  • University Lectures (various)

Possible Careers

  • Art therapist
  • Psychologist (occupational, health, sports, clinical, consumer, etc.)
  • Counsellor
  • Special Education Teacher
  • Teacher
  • Researcher
  • Child care worker
  • Recruitment Consultant