Psychology


Psychology is a social science that studies the mind and behaviour of individuals. It is a fascinating subject which is new to most students.

It is suitable for a diverse range of students who wish to develop their interest and enjoyment of Psychology, fostering its value in lifelong learning. Psychology is defined as ‘the scientific study of the mind and behaviour’. Psychologists are concerned with increasing their knowledge and understanding of people and behaviour, and then applying their knowledge and understanding to bring about change for the better.

The Psychology Department is a very popular department in the Academy and has excellent examination results, which are well above the national average. The course allows students to pursue a diverse range of career paths and is good preparation for a variety of university degree courses.  

As Topic One Topic Two Topic Three
Paper 1
Introducing Psychology
Social Influence Attachment Memory
Paper 2
Psychology in context
Approaches in Psychology
Psychopathology Research Methods

AS Papers 1 & 2 are assessed at the end of the first year through 2X 1.5hr written exams, these units comprise the AS level award.

A-Level Topic One Topic Two Topic Three Topic Four
Paper 1
Introducing Psychology
Social Influence Attachment Memory Psychopathology
Paper 2
Psychology in context
Approaches in Psychology
Biopsychology Research Methods
Paper 3
Issues and options in Psychology
Issues and debates in Psychology Gender Schizophrenia Forensic Psychology


A level papers 1-3 are assessed at the end of second year through 3X 2hr written exams; these units comprise the A level award.

Department Staff


Name Position
Mrs R Hussain Head of Psychology
Mrs A Harrison Teacher of Psychology



Exam Specifications


Exam Specification
A-Level AQA


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