The next Sixth Form Open Evening will be held on Tuesday 26 September between 5pm and 9pm 

Main School Open Day will be held on Saturday 7 October between 9.30am and 1.30pm

There is no need to book a place - just arrive on the day and allow enough time to look around!

 

 

Psychology

Aims

  • To stimulate curiosity, interest and enjoyment of psychology
  • To explore how psychology has contributed to an understanding of individual, social and cultural diversity
  • To enable students to understand and use subject-specific terminology
  • To promote awareness of the ethical responsibilities of psychological researchers
  • To provide opportunities for the development of research skills

Teaching approaches

These seek to create a relaxed but purposeful teaching and learning environment and include:

  • Teacher presentations
  • Note-making
  • Source-based work
  • Student presentations
  • Extended writing
  • Class discussion
  • Marking exercises
  • Review of essay and test performances

Visits to AS and A2 Psychology Conferences augment classroom teaching and act as a stimulus to further study.

Facilities and resources

The department is based in Singleton House, all lessons taking place in modern and well-appointed rooms. The department has excellent resources in the form of specialist textbooks, magazines and DVD recordings.

Courses offered

AS Psychology (AQA Specification A), which consists of two modules:

Module 1

  • Childhood Development
  • Memory
  • Research Methods.

Module 2

  • Stress
  • Social Psychology
  • Individual Differences (Abnormal Psychology).

A2 Psychology (AQA Specification A), which also consists of two modules:

Module 3

  • Aggression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Intelligence & Learning

Module 4

  • Schizophrenia
  • Addictive Behaviour

Research Methods.

There is no coursework element in either of these programmes.