A-level Psychology results demonstrate growing success

Psychology remains the fourth most popular A-level subject in England as exam candidates increased by 2000 (4 per cent) this year from 54,818 to 57,014 students.   

The pass rate for Psychology A-level also improved with 71 per cent of entrants achieving a grade from A* to C, compared to 69 per cent in 2014.

Professor Dorothy Miell, Vice President of the British Psychological Society, said:

“A key objective for the Society is to encourage the development of psychology education, including at pre-tertiary level. We are pleased the figures show an upward trend in the numbers taking Psychology at A-level.”

The number of candidates taking AS level Psychology increased by 2 per cent to 103,476.

The Society encourages the study of Psychology as part of its role in advancing the knowledge base of psychology through education.  Studying psychology at A-Level can provide a good introduction to psychology and preparation for degree-level study.

Undergraduate courses that are accredited by the British Psychological Society confer eligibility for Graduate membership, the first step to a professional career as a psychologist.

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