Psychology

Psychology is a very exciting field of study, one that attempts to discover how the mind works. The human mind is the most complex machine on earth. It is the source of all thought and behaviour. Psychology seeks to understand and explain thought, emotion and behaviour. Psychologists use human behaviour as a clue to the workings of the mind.

Psychology links direct practical experience with ideas, it can engage learners at many levels. People learn to question and discuss psychological issues that may affect their own lives.

Key Stage 4

Our GCSE in Psychology follows a clear and straightforward structure. It contains exciting subject content, helping pupils explain everyday social phenomena.

There is a balance of classic and modern psychological theory and research, emphasis on ‘doing psychology’, and a focus on mental health.

GCSE Psychology

OCR Psychology (J203)

Our GCSE in Psychology follows a clear and straightforward structure. It contains exciting subject content, helping students explain everyday social phenomena. There is a balance of classic and modern psychological theory and research, emphasis on ‘doing psychology’, and a focus on mental health.

Component 1:
Written paper – 1 hour 30 minutes – 90 marks – 50% Pupils answer all questions.

Component 2:
Written paper – 1 hour 30 minutes – 90 marks – 50% Pupils answer all questions.

Further Study

Psychology has a broad range of real-world applications, ranging from stress, health, mental illness, artificial intelligence and human-machine interaction, to personal development, social interaction and the environment, to name but a few.

There are a large number of careers in psychology, but the skills you acquire will readily transfer to many other careers. These skills include oral and written communication, computer literacy, numeracy, problem-solving and the ability to carry out independent research.

Department Staff

Mrs L Spragg

SENCo / Teacher of Psychology