This far-reaching and interesting course offers insight into the normal and abnormal aspects of the human mind. As a science, it is based on research and empirical evidence, and requires skills in analysing, reviewing and critiquing theories and research papers, as well as carrying out original research.
Psychology is often seen as a ‘bridge’ between the sciences and humanities.
The emphasis on research methods prepares you for pursuing research at university and beyond. If you are hoping to study Psychology at university it is useful (but not essential) also to study Biology and/or English A level.
Topics include: Social influence, Memory, Attachment, Psychopathology, Approaches in Psychology, Biopsychology, Research methods, Issues and debates in Psychology
Pupils will also study in detail one topic from each of the following groups:
• Relationships, Gender, or Cognition and Development
• Schizophrenia, Eating behaviour, or Stress
• Aggression, Forensic Psychology, Addiction