Psychology

Who's Who?

Curriculum Leader: Ms P.Finlay

Our Curriculum Intent

Psychology is the scientific study of the mind and how it dictates and influences our behaviour. It’s about developing an understanding of what makes people act and behave in the way they do which can help us identify and address many of the problems and issues facing people today. People seek the help and support of psychologists for all sorts of problems, and psychologists employ their knowledge and expertise to help in many areas of society. The A level Psychology curriculum will give students a strong foundation to pursue a career in the field. By the end of the course students will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of psychological concepts, theories, research studies, research methods and ethical issues within Psychology. They will be able to apply psychological knowledge and understanding in a range of contexts and be able to analyse, interpret and evaluate psychological concepts, theories, research studies and research methods. Knowledge and understanding of research methods, practical research skills and mathematical skills is a vital part of the Psychology curriculum and students will be given the opportunity to design and carry out their own research as well as practice analysis and interpreting data.

Enrichment Opportunities

Students will be encouraged to undertake work experience in a Psychology-related field if they wish to pursue a career in Psychology. Additional volunteering opportunities within school with SEN pupils will also be promoted.

How To Support Your Child's Learning

Ensure all their homework is up to date

Ensure students have organised set of notes that are kept in a file that is organised into appropriate sections

Ensure students undertake independent work at home each week

Where To Go

Chester Zoo

Freud Museum London

Shrewsbury Prison

Liverpool Law Courts

What To Watch

Ted Talks

A beautiful Mind

Awakenings

Memento

What To Read

The man who mistook his wife for a hat

The jigsaw man

The Psychopath Test

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