We can't wait to welcome you to Andover College in September! 

We have created this interactive page to give you a sense of what studying Psychology at Andover College is like. Scroll down to learn about Aggression and what is considered Aggressive Behaviour through the Power Point and workbook provided. 

We would love to see your ideas and results so please send them back to andoverapplicantwelcome@sparsholt.ac.uk with Psychology as the email heading!  

Check out the pictures of all the trips and extra-curricular activities our students get to experience along with all the help and support we can provide through our experienced Careers and Health & Wellbeing teams. 

About the course

Sharon has created a variety of activities for you to get started with in preparation for college in September, these include a fascinating video lecture introducing you to the subject and accompanying workbook focusing on Aggression - have a look below!

During your Psychology course at Andover you will be required to complete various mathematical research projects and numerical analysis. In order for you to test your current level the Psychology department has put together a helpful maths task - see the document below. Be sure to send us your results to andoverapplicantwelcome@sparsholt.ac.uk with Psychology as the email header! 

In addition, the department regularly organises conferences and events to support the student learning experience. Unfortunately due to current circumstances the Forensic Brain Day was postponed, however, we look forward to when college resumes again for these exciting talks and guest speakers!

External links to videos in presentation available: Slide 15.

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New Activities

Take a look at these new activities introducing you to the topic of Dissociative Identity Disorder, otherwise known as multiple personality disorder. 

You should download and view the PowerPoint below, including a voice over talking you through the topic, and then watch YouTube video about Thigpen and Cleckley created by your lecturer Nikki.

Once you have looked through the presentation and watched all the accompanying videos you should try your hand at the Kahoot! quiz. Details can be found below. 

Once you have engaged with all the content test your knowledge with the Kahoot! Quiz - here. 

You will need to enter the code below in order to enter and answer the 10 questions. 

Kahoot! Quiz room code: 0719098

The activity below introduces you to the topic of Psychopathic Brains.  You should download and view the Powerpoint which outlines what a Psychopath is.  There are various tasks within the Powerpoint for  you to undertake and feedback to the group when you are College.

Oxford Press Resources 

Oxford University Press have produced a variety of activities to enable your learning over the long summer break. Make sure you let us know how you get on! 

Psychology resources available here. 

Student Experience 

Former Andover College student Mia explains her decision to take Psychology, Maths and Health & Social Care, why she chose Andover College and the support available. Mia is currently completing her undergraduate degree in Psychology at the University of Surrey.

Student work 

Previous Psychology students have studied a variety of different topics as part of this subject, these include, classic and contemporary research methods, child development stages, thought processes, mental disorders and the biological brain structure. 

Deewas, Lauren and Megan recently created these interesting diagrams examining the different components of the brain - have a look through to get a taste for what you will be doing at Andover College! 

The elements of the brain - Lauren

The elements of the brain - Megan

The elements of the brain - Deewas

Additional Resources 

Interested in learning more about the various topics you will study at college in September? Take a look at the additional resources below and make sure you let us know how you get on! 

Video recommendations: 

  • A Class Divided
  • Rain Man
  • A Beautiful Mind

To read: 

  • PsychCentral - here.
  • Psychology Today - here. 
  • Do we suffer ‘behavioural fatigue’ for pandemic prevention measures? Here. 

Extra activities: 

  • Pick a TED talk about an area of psychology that interests you
  • Are you a procrastinator? Take this test to discover more! Here. 

There are a variety of web pages which are offering free online courses to keep your mind and skills sharp over the summer. 

The Open University has a variety of free online courses available in an array of different subjects. Take a look at the catalogue to choose your course! Here. 

You could also investigate the courses offered at the EtonX web page; please note these are paid for programmes that your current school may have access to so please check with them and back here regularly for updates.

Not already applied?

Got this link but not yet applied? – Click below so you can join us in September!


Our Courses: 

Level 2 in Psychology (1 Year) 

A-Level in Psychology (2 Years)

BTEC Certificate/Extended Certificate in Applied Psychology (2 Years)

Student Experience 

Former Andover College student Lauren explains her decision to take Law, English Literature & Language, Psychology and Business Studies, her experience at College, the support available and what she is up to now! 


Student Experience: Lauren

Careers Guidance 

Our careers guidance aims to expand the horizons of all students enabling you to make informed career decisions in order to progress both during and after college. 

Carol is our dedicated Careers Advisor for Andover College! 

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We also have our Sun Progression Mentor Anna! 

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Anna works alongside the Southern Universities Network (SUN) to help students recognise the routes of progression available to them, and to continue their journey in education! 

We recently launched the new Careers Hub located in the College library so come and say hello to Carol and Anna! 

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Forensic Brain Day at Andover College

Student wellbeing and support 

At Andover College we understand that starting college in these uncertain times can be daunting and we aim to make this process as simple as possible. 

We have a dedicated team that provide our students with any additional support they need including; 

  • Counselling 
  • Carer support 
  • Childcare support 
  • Confidential one-to-one services 

We have also recently introduced two new members to the wellbeing team ... Arlo and Romeo the Therapy Dogs!

Arlo and Romeo are part of the continued effort from Andover College to consistently improve on and add to provisions for students. They are based on campus with their owners throughout term.

Research has shown that students are significantly less stressed and anxious, and even have increased happiness and energy, immediately following spending time in a drop-in session with a dog present. What good boys!

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Social Media 

We love to post about all our students on our platforms including their achievements, trips and excellent work - take a look at some of the highlights below and make sure you follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube! 

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