Psychology is offered at AS and A2 and provides students with an insight in to different aspects of human behaviour, including obedience, memory and forgetting.
Within the subject pupils will learn about real life issues such as the reliability of eye-witness testimonies, football hooliganism, and autism to name just a few. Pupils are also given opportunities to conduct their own research projects, based on topics covered in class.
The Edexcel specification is followed therefore at AS level students study Social, Cognitive, Psychodynamic, Biological and Learning approaches to Psychology. At A2, Criminological, Child and Clinical Psychology are covered, along with synoptic elements from both AS and A2 units.
No prior knowledge of Psychology is required, but excellent English skills and a grade C or above in GCSE Mathematics will make the course more accessible. It is crucial that any pupil wishing to take Psychology is eager to learn about how and why humans act in certain ways.