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Psychology

Psychology is a thought-provoking and extremely diverse A level enabling students to explore scientifically all aspects of human behaviour. The course takes an holistic approach to learning, equipping students with valuable skills to prepare them for a seamless move into further education. 

Lessons are challenging and, from an early stage, students are immersed in a new world of pioneering research, ethical controversy and the subject's founding theories. Compulsory topics studied in year 12 include Social Influence, Attachment, Memory, Psychopathology and Biopyschology. Students can chose from a range of topics in year 13, the most popular being Aggression, Schizophrenia and Gender. Interactive, practical experiments provide a popular and enjoyable learning platform and allow students to develop their evaluation techniques firsthand. Similarly, class discussions encourage students to reflect on different opinions and consider which line of argument carries more convincing evidence.

Many of our students have been enthused and inspired to study Psychology and allied subjects at leading universities.

Visitors to St Gabriel's quickly recognise that this is no ordinary school. Parents are always impressed by the sense of purpose and enthusiasm of the talented, committed staff and the confidence of the extremely happy pupils. We offer girls the opportunity for a seamless journey from Nursery through to Sixth Form, with our boys leaving us at the age of 11 for their senior schools.

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