Psychology

Welcome to the Psychology Department.

The Psychology Department

  • Mrs N Godden
  • Mr A Malloch

Our aim is to teach students to explain human behaviour.

We encourage students to be independent learners and challenge young enquiring minds to investigate human behaviour by offering them the opportunity to safely conduct research studies.

Key Stage 5

At Key Stage 5, students can opt for A level Psychology. AS/A2 Psychology (A) (2180) is an AQA examination.The course looks at several topics, namely, PYA1 – Attachment, Memory, Research Methods, PYA2 – Stress, Social influence and Abnormality in Year 12 and PYA3 -Biological rhythms and sleep, Theories of aggression, Eating behaviour, PYA4 – Schizophrenia, Addiction and Research and scientific methods in Year 13. There are 2 exams at the end of Year 12 worth 100% of the AS (50% each) and 50% of A Level. There are 2 exams at the end of Year 13 worth 50% of the A Level (25% each). All examinations are written. PYA1, 2 and 3 are all 1 hour and 30 minutes in duration and PYA2 is 2 hours in duration.

AQA