Why do we learn Psychology?
Psychology is a thought-provoking, challenging and exceptionally useful subject which is advantageous to a wide variety of different careers. Psychology will provide students with a scientific understanding of human behaviour and help to develop the critical thinking and research skills necessary for many degree level courses.
When students study A Level Psychology, they will learn to look at the world through different eyes from different perspectives, helping improve your teamwork, interpersonal and communication skills. Student’s ability to plan and conduct scientific investigations will also improve, as well as research skills. Students will also find that their analytical skills are enhanced, and students will learn to interpret information in a more effective manner.
In the Psychology curriculum we approach faith with respect and a fresh perspective to incorporate modern beliefs in faith and learning in order to build wisdom in our students by giving them a greater understanding of the world around them and where they fit in to both society and the wider environment.
In more recent years, psychology has begun recognising that our spirituality impacts our lives and therefore behaviours. In Psychology, we examine the role of ethics and how this contributes to carrying out research. We examine the moral and social implications of research on the wider population.
Students will be expected to:
Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of psychological concepts, theories, research studies, research methods and ethical issues.
Apply psychological knowledge and understanding in a range of contexts.
Analyse, interpret and evaluate psychological concepts, theories, research studies and research methods.
Evaluate therapies and treatments including their appropriateness and effectiveness.
Knowledge and understanding of research methods, practical research skills and mathematical skills.
Approaches to psychological research, Research Methods, Attachment and Social Influence
|Psychopathology, Memory and Exam skills
|Student project and Issues & Debates
|Relationships and Exam skills