Welcome to the Psychology Department
Head of Psychology
Psychology is the scientific study of the human mind and behaviour: how we think, feel, act and interact individually and in groups. This stimulating subject combines fascinating content with a rigorous and scientific approach to investigation. Over the years, Psychology has seen a huge growth in popularity, as a choice at Advanced Level study and within the IB Diploma programme.
The courses aim to develop an academic understanding of the subject and an appreciation of its impact on people’s daily lives. Many of our students go on to study Psychology at University.
During both courses, you will come to realise that there is no one recognised way of explaining human behaviour and, perhaps, there never will be. Consequently, psychologists have to consider a diverse range of approaches in which to explain the complexities of the mind and behaviour. The IB, AS and A2 courses reflect this diversity.
For AS and A Level, the specification followed is currently the AQA specification A.
Although there are no specific entry requirements to study Psychology, it is advised that you have a good standard of achievement in Mathematics, Biology and English in order to fully appreciate the content of this subject. There is no requirement to have studied Psychology at GCSE.