Department of Psychology
Psychology is one of the most popular A-level courses. In Year 12 students explore how memory works and apply this to real life cases. They look at a range of studies and how they relate to topics such as abnormality, stress, attachments and conformity. Students will carry out their own studies in school and a trip to a zoo will allow a range of behaviours to be observed and analysed.
In Year 13, students deepen their understanding of different topics including aggression, addiction and schizophrenia. They develop effective evaluative skills and learn how to apply issues and debates across the topics. The course involves discussion, group work and requires engagement from students. It is exam-based with three exam papers at the end of the two year course.
Department Leader: Mrs D Drucquer