Psychology

Department Aims

PsychologyPsychology is currently only offered as an A level subject. We therefore aim to introduce students to this new subject in an interesting and accessible way and both courses, cover the key areas, in the main branches of Psychology.

The dedicated teaching staff aim for students to reach the grades they are capable of and they also provide material and resources both in class and on the school shared intra-net system for the students to enjoy the subject and find it interesting on a personal level. An increasing number of pupils are taking Psychology as a degree subject following completion of these courses.

The Curriculum (KS5)

Currently only offered within the Sixth Form for A Level.

For A Level Psychology we follow the AQA specification covering; Attachment, Memory, Psychopathology and Social Psychology along with Biopsychology, Psychological Approaches and Research Methods in Year 12. Units covered in Year 13 include; Aggression, Biopsychology, Eating Behaviour, Relationships, Issues and Debates and Research Methods. Students will complete three exams at the end of their two years of study to assess their application of the knowledge gained over this time.

Extra-curricular activities/visits

psychologyOpportunities will be developed in the coming months

Staffing: (list of current staff)

  • Mrs C Baidoo
  • Miss A Jones