Psychology is the study of the mind and behaviour. It is taught from a scientific perspective and includes research methods and statistics. Students who take this course should not only have a good scientific / mathematical background, but also excel in their written work. Good GCSE grades in English, Maths and Science are essential.
The specification followed is AQA Specification B.
Paper 1 – Introductory topics in psychology
Paper 2 – Psychology in context
Paper 3 – Issues and options in psychology
Students are required to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of scientific ideas, processes, techniques and procedures; be able to apply this knowledge and understanding to new contexts and analyse, interpret and evaluate this information. This is achieved through a variety of questioning styles, including multiple-choice and extended writing. Each examination is two hours in length.
For further information:
Head of Psychology - Mrs.J.Marsden