A level Psychology

Why study Cambridge A level Psychology?

In this Cambridge A level Psychology course, your studies will be shaped by four key approaches in Psychology: cognitive psychology; social psychology; learning psychology and biological psychology. Topics also include child development, sleep and dreaming, memory and learning in humans and animals.

Psychology is a fascinating area of study. It will help you understand human behaviour and mental processes and allow you to better understand how we think, act and feel.

Note that our experienced University Services Adviser can advise on A level courses and all aspects of university entrance.


Wolsey Hall Oxford is a registered school of Cambridge Assessment International Education

Wolsey Hall is a registered online Cambridge International School.

Wolsey Hall Oxford is a Pearson Edexcel approved centre

We offer a wide range of A level courses.

A level psychology

What do I need to know to enrol?

No prior knowledge of Psychology is required to embark on this course. Cambridge A level Psychology is available to those studying both in the UK and internationally.

All Wolsey Hall A level students are required to have a GCSE/IGCSE in English Language and Maths at Grade C/4 or above.

The syllabus and exam

Our course will prepare you for the new Cambridge A level syllabus 9990. Exams take place in March (India only), June and November.

AS level

Paper 1

Approaches, Issues and Debates worth 50% of the overall AS grade and 25% of the full A level grade. (1 hour and 30 minutes)

Paper 2

Research Methods worth 50% of the overall AS grade and 25% of the full A level grade. (1 hour and 30 minutes)

A level

A level For the full A level, you will also sit the following additional papers:

Paper 3

Specialist Options: Theory worth 25% of the overall A level grade. (1 hour and 30 minutes)

Paper 4

Specialist Options: Application worth 25% of the overall A level grade. (1 hour and 30 minutes).

Our course covers the following two choices: Psychology and Health and Psychology and Abnormality.

Both AS papers (Papers 1 and 2) must be taken in the same exam series, but the A level papers (Papers 3 and 4) may also be taken together in a later exam series.

There are Cambridge exam centres in over 150 countries. We can provide details of the most convenient.

All of our A level courses include a number of past exam papers in the final module. These include the most recent paper which can be taken as a mock exam and submitted to your Tutor for assessment and feedback for a modest additional fee.

Course samples

AL level 2024-2026

Course Fees

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Subjects: Psychology

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Michelle Morgan

Subjects: Psychology
I spent the evening reflecting on everything and I individually messaged all my teachers saying everything and asking for help. Long messages writing how I really feel about the course etc. and I just really wanted to thank you so much, I have never even heard of such a kind teaching group and such understanding teachers. My old school was nothing like this, and although I can’t see you in real life I already feel so so welcome and I can tell my teachers and I connect in a way. So, thank you for supporting me, it really really means the world. For many reasons I have never really fit in my schools and I love Wolsey Hall! One of my teachers replied to my message already and it really touched me how much you want to us succeed and put no unnecessary pressure on us. I am really grateful you have no idea. Have a lovely evening and don’t worry, I’m getting my working mode on. Just wanted to say your heart for the students doesn’t go unnoticed!
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Eglantine – A Level Psychology Student