Psychology is a highly academic discipline but one that is also part of our everyday life. A formal definition of Psychology is that it is the ‘scientific study of mental processes and behaviour’. Psychology aims to understand human behaviour and attempts to predict how people will react in a given situation.
Psychology is such an interesting subject to learn, I enjoy teaching it by getting students to participate in studies and really get involved in the evaluation of material. All teenagers like to find out about why people behave as they do and it can be applied throughout life at university and in future careers. This makes it the perfect choice for A-levelMiss Hase, Head of Psychology
AS/A Level Psychology can be used in a wide variety of career areas, including educational psychology, clinical psychology, occupational psychology, police work, marketing/advertising, nursing, teaching, social work, counseling, human resource management and speech therapy.
Ideally you will have an A grade in Biology GCSE or GCSE Science (although consideration will be given to lower grades) and at least a B grade in Maths and a written subject. Also important is an interest in psychology and a willingness to read more widely.
Aims of the Course
The aim of the course is to improve students’ ability to evaluate theories and research. We also aim to improve students’ research skills and their ability to apply theory to everyday life. By the end of the course, students will have improved their ability to critically evaluate, which is a key skill for university courses and in the world of work.