The Psychology Department aims to provide students with an insight into psychological research, where they can apply such knowledge to both human and animal behaviours.

Key Stage 3

For Years 9 -11 there is a GCSE (AQA) Psychology course available. During the two years, students will develop knowledge on research that attempts to explain human behaviour.

The two examinations lasting 90 minutes that combine to make 100% of their final course.

The Syllabus covers:

  • Non-verbal communication

  • Development of Personality

  • Stereotyping, Prejudice and Discrimination

  • Social Influence

  • Gender

  • Aggression

  • Memory

  • Research Methods

Key Stage 5

In Sixth Form, students can choose to study the GCE (AQA) A-Level Psychology course and as from September 2015, they will study the new two year linear A-level in Psychology. At the end of this time, students will sit an exam at the end of the course, worth 100% of their A-level grade.

Students will learn about the following compulsory content, as well as three additional components of study:

Compulsory content

  • Social influence

  • Memory

  • Attachment

  • Psychopathology

  • Approaches in Psychology

  • Biopsychology

  • Research methods

  • Issues and debates in psychology

Additional content

  • Relationships

  • Schizophrenia

  • Forensic Psychology