Why do some people suffer from stress and mental illness? Why do some people fear snakes whilst others keep them as pets? Can violent video games/TV programmes influence anti-social behaviour? How do romantic relationships differ across cultures? These are some of the topics that AS/A Level Psychology addresses.
The Psychology department aims to give its AS/A Level students a broad introduction to the scope and nature of Psychology as a science. Emphasis is placed on applying knowledge and understanding and thereby developing students’ transferable skills of analysis, evaluation and critical thinking. Students will also familiarise themselves with the different approaches in Psychology and be able to explain contemporary topics from a number of different perspectives, stimulating lively debate and discussion.
Teaching within the department aims to be varied and engaging and focused on developing successful examination technique. Activities in Psychology lessons include debates, role-play, ICT, presentations and experiments. We consistently strive to make lessons interesting and appealing to a wide range of learning styles.
Please view our departmental pages and feel free to contact us should you have any questions.
Mrs A E Jervis
Head of Psychology