Psychology (KS5 only)
Psychology is the study of human behaviour and mental processes and is offered to the Sixth Form as an A Level.
The course offers a fascinating introduction to aspects of psychological theory, research and current practical applications. It provides an insight into why we behave the way we do and uncovers fundamental human processes that act upon us daily.
It is a science with cutting-edge research that has applications to issues in everyday life, ranging from things such as artificial intelligence to minority influence. It involves the study of theories, empirical evidence and practical applications which include treatments for schizophrenia, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and depression.
The aims of the AS and A Level Psychology courses are to encourage the learners to engage with the world as Psychologists. Through following the AQA syllabus, pupils will learn about how the mind and behaviour are governed by both intrinsic and extrinsic forces, and how to apply the rules of many psychological approaches to different situations.
Psychology develops academic skills such as researching a wide range of source materials, evaluating an argument with appropriate reference to a broad range of studies and committing ideas and arguments to paper in a relevant and cogent way.
Further details of the curriculum can be downloaded below.