Psychology is the scientific study of behaviour and the mind. It is a popular choice studied at A-level over a two-year course. The first year acts as a solid foundation to the study of Psychology, offering a diverse range of material. This includes topics such as obedience, memory, external influences on behaviour, understanding disorders such as phobias and autism, alongside understanding regions of the brain. In addition to this, the study of research methods will allow students to plan, conduct, analyse and report psychological research. In the second year, the key topics include; why individuals respond to those in need, what is attention and how does it work, moral development, lying and truth-telling and brain plasticity. In addition to this, students will learn about mental health, child psychology and criminal psychology.

We follow the OCR A-level specification. The assessment is taken at the end of the two-year course.

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