Have you ever wondered why people act in the way they do? Or why you behave in a certain way? The study of Psychology reveals the answers to many of these burning questions and gaining a richer and deeper understanding of Psychology can help you to achieve insights into your own actions as well as a better understanding of others around you.
Psychology is a broad field that encompasses the study of behaviour development, personality and motivation. It is a scientific study of the mind and how it dictates and influences our behaviour from communication and memory to thought and emotion. This is a fascinating area of study helping you understand human behaviour and mental processes and why we think, act and feel the way we do. You will never look at people in the same way again....
The Psychology Curriculum
Psychology (A Level)Private Sixth Form (Years LVI-UVI), Key Stage 5
In A Level Psychology girls will study human behaviour and develop their analytical skills. They will have the opportunity to take part in debates, understand the way the brain works and find explanations for why people behave in a certain way. A feature of the Psychology A Level course is that candidates must be able to demonstrate their knowledge of psychological principles, terminology, concepts, empirical research and psychological methods in relation to the main topic areas. In addition, candidates must develop an ability to question the theoretical and methodological approaches upon which they are based. A Level Psychology covers topics including Memory, Attachment, Psychopathology, Relationships, Aggression and Schizophrenia.