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Psychology

In Psychology we want to create a passion for Psychology and a love of learning. Psychology can be applied to all aspects of life, as it is the study of behaviour, so students will develop a real understanding of why people behave the way they do. There are a variety of topics to constantly keep every student wanting more and keen to learn. In Psychology we have a ‘reach to the stars’ policy where all students are encouraged to achieve the highest grades. We create a very positive environment for learning which allows the students to achieve and aim high. We run Psychology research days where a number of psychologists and researchers come into school to conduct research on the students and inform them about a life in the Psychology field. We have a vast number of students who go on to study Psychology at university and we also discuss Psychology careers.

Psychology Lesson

The Department

The Psychology department consists of two members of staff, who are both as crazy as one another! Their love for Psychology shines through in every lesson and once you get to know us, you will realise we say every topic is our favourite! We are both very friendly and approachable and our lessons are full of laughter. We give memorable examples of our topics, which gives students a real interest and they want to learn more. We never take any study, research or theory at face value, we always encourage students to criticise and think outside of the box! We will challenge any theory and that is why Psychology is amazing because we can argue different perspectives of behaviour.

Course organisation

Year 12

Term

Memory

Attachment

Research methods

 Term

2

Psychopathology

Social influence

 Term

3

Approaches 

Biopsychology

Year 13

Term

Research methods

Issues and debates

 Term

2

Biopsychology

Aggression

 Term

3

Gender

Stress

Enrichment

Enhance research methods skills.

An opportunity to plan and deliver your own Psychology enrichment.

Trips

Liverpool John Moores 

University of Liverpool

Within the trips, students have visited the universities and had taster sessions of lectures, as well as taking part in actual research, which is very exciting!

Staffing

Mrs N. Burke - Subject Leader of Psychology

Mrs G. Greene - Teacher of Psychology

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