Learning & Achieving Together

Psychology

Our vision is to share our passion and enthusiasm for psychology through diverse lessons which use a variety of techniques in order to:

  • Equip students with many transferable skills, including critical thinking, the ability to structure concise scientific arguments and research
  • Make students aware of the psychological thinking behind our actions and decisions
  • Enable students to see how psychology impacts on our everyday lives
  • Equip students for a range of different career paths and interests linked to psychology.

Key Stage 5

Year 1

  • Social influence
  • Memory
  • Attachment
  • Approaches in Psychology
  • Psychopathology
  • Research Methods

Year 2 (Year 1 topics included)

  • Biopsychology
  • Research Methods
  • Issues and debates in Psychology
  • Relationships
  • Schizophrenia

Assessment and Examinations (AQA)

Year 1

Paper 1: Introductory Topics in Psychology: Written examination 1 hour 30 minutes (50% AS)

Paper 2: Psychology in Context: Written examination 1 hour 30 minutes (50% AS, 25% A2)

Year 2

Paper 1: Introductory Topics in Psychology: Written examination 2 hours (33.3% of A level)

Paper 2: Psychology in Context: Written examination 2 hours (33.3% of A level)

Paper 3: Issues and Options in Psychology: Written examination 2 hours (33.3% of A level)

Extra Curricular Opportunities

Extra curricular opportunities include discussion groups and master classes