PSYCHOLOGY

DEPARTMENT STAFF

Subject Leader: Mrs N. Gok

AIMS

Psychology is the scientific study of the mind and behaviour. It is a multifaceted discipline which includes many sub-fields of study, including areas such as human development, sports, health, clinical, social behaviour and cognitive processes. It seeks to understands individual and group behaviour and explain these behaviours through general principles and through the use of research. 

KS5: A Level 

Students are not required to have studied psychology previously. It is a two year course which is assessed through 3 exam papers at the end of the two years. Students have an opportunity to develop knowledge of Psychology through a stimulating array of topics.

Paper 1: Social Influence, Memory, Attachment and Psychopathology

Paper 2: Approaches in Psychology, Biopsychology and Research methods

Paper 3: Issues and Debates in Psychology, Relationships, Schizophrenia and Forensic Psychology

 

Additional Information

Interventions, trips, lectures and psychology clubs are used to further students’ understanding of psychology and to apply their knowledge. Modern research is share regularly with students to enable them to gain insight into Psychology in the real world. The link below can be used to read about all the new research happening within the field of Psychology.

BPS Digest

 

More Subject Information is available here