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


Psychology is one of the most popular A-level subject choices at Macmillan Academy. This Post 16 course is attractive to students because it develops a range of valuable skills, including critical analysis, independent thinking and research. These skills are particularly relevant to young people and are transferable to further study and the workplace.

Our qualification offers students an engaging and stimulating introduction to the study of psychology, combined with the academic integrity and skills that Higher Education and employers’ value.

We are confident that our course will continue to ensure that the psychologists of the future will have a fascinating and coherent introduction to the subject as well as the opportunity to experience and apply psychology beyond the specification.



Students will learn a variety of skills including analytical thinking, improved communication, problem solving and many more that will prepare them for an exciting future with the possibility of a range of fantastic careers.

Aims:
  • Students will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of psychological concepts, theories, research studies, research methods and ethical issues in relation to the specified content.
  • Students will apply psychological knowledge and understanding of the theoretical content in a range of contexts.
  • Students will analyse, interpret and evaluate psychological concepts, theories, research studies and research methods in relation to the specified content.
  • Students will evaluate therapies and treatments in terms of their appropriateness and effectiveness.
  • Students will be expected to demonstrate their synoptic assessment skills by applying their knowledge and understanding of topics studied in relation to issues and debates in psychology.
  • Knowledge and understanding of research methods, practical research skills and mathematical skills will be developed through study of the specification content and through ethical practical research activities.

Department Staff
Staff Role
Mrs R Hussain Head of Department
Mrs A Harrison Teacher of Psychology