Psychology is a thought-provoking and extremely diverse A level enabling students to explore scientifically all aspects of human behaviour. The course takes a 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 Biopsychology. Students can choose 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 first-hand. 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.