Head of Department
Mrs S Mace
Through studying psychology students learn about different explanations for human behaviour and the various methods used by psychologists to study behaviour and attitudes. They are encouraged to reflect on their own experiences in the light of psychological theory and to apply psychological knowledge to the world around them. Students learn how psychologists design investigations, collect and interpret data, and how psychological theory and research findings are applied in various contexts including the law, health, child care and education and social policy. Psychology teaches individuals to think independently and critically.
Key Stage 5: Years12 and 13 A level/A Level equivalent
Students will complete both AS examinations (unit 1 and 2) in the summer term of their first year. These AS marks go towards their final A level grade if they wish to continue with the subject. Students will then complete examinations in unit 3 and 4 in their second year, in order to gain their A2 grade. Each unit is worth 25%, and each year totals 50% of the overall A2 level.
Year 12 psychology students attend a combined Psychology and Economics trip to London where they visit the Freud Museum and the Bank of England.
Year 13 psychology students will attend the “Behind Bars” conference in Birmingham.