Sixth Form


What are the aims of the course?

Why do we feel, think and behave the way we do? Psychology looks at such questions by studying the human mind and behaviour. It is a science with cutting-edge research that has real world applications to issues in everyday life, studying topics that include memory, psychopathology, biopsychology, relationships, schizophrenia and aggression.


What is involved?

• How to view the world around you from different perspectives

• How to plan and conduct scientific investigations

• How to analyse and interpret data

• How to use critical reasoning skills

• How to put across your point of view

• This new specification has a rigorous mathematical and scientific element that is featured in all aspects of the course, reflecting the pivotal role of science and investigation in psychology.


Why is it a useful qualification?

By studying this course you will gain an extensive academic qualification that is appropriate to a number of degrees, be it a BSc Psychology or related fields: social work, medicine, training or education.



Ms Lucy Johnson

Head of Psychology

Lucy graduated from the University of Worcester with a BSc in Psychology in 2001. She then followed her passion for Psychology and completed an MSc in Applied Occupational Psychology at Cranfield University, Bedfordshire, after which she began working as an Occupational Psychologist in the UK, utilising her qualifications in several industries, including the police.




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