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Key Stage 5

Ay Key Stage 5 we offer A Level Psychology. Psychology is a fascinating science concerned with the study of the mind and behaviour. It has links with a variety of disciplines such as the biological, computer and forensic sciences, as well as with humanities such as sociology and philosophy. The common factor linking people who study psychology is curiosity and a thirst for knowledge.

Psychology is a fusion of science and humanities. Any attempt to explain why humans think and behave in the way that they do will inevitably be linked to one or another branch of Psychology. The different disciplines of Psychology are extremely wide ranging.

They include:

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Memory/Intelligence
  • Development Psychology
  • Evolutionary Psychology
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Health Psychology
  • Neuropsychology
  • Industrial Psychology
  • Social Psychology

During the course students will learn about why people conform and obey in social situations and how long term and short term memory works. Students will also investigate what makes people aggressive, how the brain functions as well as factors involved in romantic relationships.

Classroom teaching involves group work, testing hypotheses, collecting evidence and is about students relating to themselves and real life situations.

Assessable Units covered in Psychology include:

Introductory Topics in Psychology
- Social influence, Memory, Attachment, Psychopathology

Psychology in Context
- Approaches in Psychology, Biopsychology, Research methods and Issues and Debates in Psychology

Issues and Options in Psychology
- Relationships, Eating Behaviour and Aggression