Sixth Form (Key Stage 5)

This fascinating subject raises fundamental questions about human development and mental processes. It is recognized as a science by the exam board and includes an exploration of research methods such as experiments, observations, social surveys and covert techniques.

Among its many benefits, study of psychology encourages students to:

  • Develop a sound understanding of methods and approaches in psychology
  • Demonstrate the ability to use scientific methodology in the context of psychology
  • Use and apply their psychological knowledge and understanding to a range of topic areas
  • Develop candidates’ critical thinking skills

The course covers the following areas:

  • Cognitive psychology, including memory and eyewitness testimony
  • Developmental psychology, including early social development
  • Research methods

Psychology is a suitable subject for our students as it meets the school guidelines on moral, ethical and Christian values.

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